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253 Results for "hostas"
39 file(s) - Uploaded by: beej
Created: May 20, 2009 | Flag
Total Ratings: 215
A shade garden with brick pathway, ceramic fountain, benches, deck, surrounded by azaleas, magnolias, ferns, hostas, african violets, etc.
10 file(s) - Uploaded by: tlkimagine
Created: Jul 18, 2010 | Flag
Total Ratings: 18
Partly sunny garden, mostly shade in our backyard. We do have one side garden that is full sun and is where I've got most of my perennials.
24 file(s) - Uploaded by: lindasim
Created: Mar 8, 2009 | Flag
Total Ratings: 22
A small city shade garden in Canada that has been developed over a 13 year period. It's evolved into a sanctuary for me and many birds. My husband does the hardscaping and I do the planting. This property had a handful of plants and a weed filled lawn when we moved in. After a couple years of trying to grow a lawn my addiction to gardens made my decision easier to expand the gardens and remove most of the lawn. Stone and brick were reclaimed from job sites. The ground is naturally rocky but unbeknownst to me, an amateur gardener, the city filled the area in the 50's with debris from a building site that was developed for a shopping mall because this area had a river and was a new residential development. Asphalt, coal, concrete, wire and car parts have been dug up along with many trailer loads of rock. It's a labour of love.
16 file(s) - Uploaded by: Panagal
Created: Jun 30, 2008 | Flag
Total Ratings: 882
These old-fashioned hydrangeas were planted about 25 years ago. I have never added anything to the soil to intentionally change the color of the flowers. It just happens depending on the soil pH on a particular year.
12 file(s) - Uploaded by: panagal2007
Created: Oct 6, 2007 | Flag
Total Ratings: 107
I mostly lurk and admire but my husband encouraged me to share these pictures with you all so....here they are. It took many years to get to this point but we’re very pleased with the results. A woodland garden begins at the top of the steps (see additional photos of patio/woodland areas). Thanks for looking.
10 file(s) - Uploaded by: michaaron
Created: Mar 12, 2009 | Flag
Total Ratings: 28
Our house sits on a little over a 1/2 acre of property so the back yard is a pretty good size. The patio is 2 levels. patio level and then pool level. Patio level includes an old outdated built in bbq with red bricks. Mind you the patio is grey stone so it does not match. We have what we call "man" made hills that look like land fill. They are mixed with broken bricks, chunks of rock, pieces of cemented belgum blocks amongst other garbage scraps. There is no shape to it either. When the previous owners had the pool put in they used the dirt amongst other things to make hills which could mimick the Staten Island land fills. No shape to the hills or style just piles of dirt with some plantings here and there and rocks used for stepping stones. There is a shed which we stained and that looks nice. It could use sprucing up with plants or something. Now at the back of the yard you can see neighbors, the rv someone on higher ground has, a piece of deck lattus work leaning against the fence so there is no privacy back there. Also there are a couple of old big trees which we like but there might be an old ancient rock garden hidden underneath all the weeds and who knows what by the trees and sporatically spead around the yard. We have an L shaped pool which is nice except for the while old edging around it. Also by the diving end of the pool there is a wood rail tie retainer wall with dirt and no plantings. The filter and all the trimmings that go with it needs to be covered by something nice. On the patio down below by the house we need shade and want to make it inviting. we were also thinking about adding a water feature to the pool to spruce it up. We have a beautfiul patio but really the landscaping is so lacking. We were thinking of making a cabana by the pool, and maybe something over the patio for shade, on top of the hill where the dead trunk of tree stood (see pics) is now GONE. Maybe a fire pit or flatten out the hill? Also the 2 back corners are uselss spaces that need something. There is so much to think about and it will cost a pretty penny to do. We would like a tropical/spa like feel with loads of color yet in zone 7 that probably won't work. But if we can just start somewhere even if it is one spot that would be good. When we first saw our home we were envisioning how wonderful it would be if we could get married in our yard and/or have our reception there. Since the yard needs a major overhaul/ makeover I don't think it would be possible. We just got engaged February and it will take a long while to make the yard our oasis. Maybe rooms/sitting areas with different themes, paths and the above mentioned. We are open to all ideas so if you have any please let us know what your thoughts are. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also do any of you know about Hardy Palm Trees? They are suppose to be hardy for zone 7 in which I live. I heard about them and I have seen photos. We were thinking of getting a few to plant around the pool area for a tropical look. Just wondering if they really are hardy enough for this zone. The backyard is NOT inviting at all and definitely lacks privacy all around.. what to do?! With a small budget???