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Pic of the Day-Garden Tour 13

Postby Hank Zumach » Feb 24, 2007 1:47 pm

Hi All--Here is a shot taken from just behind our house. It looks back at the corner rock wall that was in yesterday's POTD. It shows how steep the slope is. When we first started to plant this area with perennials we were really concerned about making sure that we would not cause erosion.
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Postby renaldo75 » Feb 24, 2007 2:41 pm

:o :o WOW!! That is just gorgeous, Hank!! :D
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Postby Linda P » Feb 24, 2007 2:54 pm

Hank,
I always enjoy your pics, but this one is just outstanding.
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Postby Hank Zumach » Feb 24, 2007 3:22 pm

Hi--I just remembered that I have this photo taken when I first moved here, showing the area from the opposite direction.
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Postby Hank Zumach » Feb 24, 2007 3:31 pm

Here is another pic of the same general area, taken two years later, in 1994. By this time I had started to remove all the original forest undergrowth, etc. and make it look a bit more presentable. I had no idea that it would ever be a garden bed. I mean, you'd have to be crazy to think about trying to plant perennials in a spot like that, right? :eek: :lol:
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Postby Hostadream » Feb 24, 2007 4:21 pm

Hi Hank, it's just amazing the change after te start you begins with the garden !! and to see it now !!
Fantastic job you do :D :D
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Postby addieotto » Feb 24, 2007 4:25 pm

Hank, adding those "before" photos really makes an amazingly beautiful garden look even more spectacular! You've done a tremendous job!
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Postby Hank Zumach » Feb 24, 2007 5:22 pm

Thanks, folks. :D
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Postby Linda P » Feb 24, 2007 5:54 pm

Seeing the before pics really puts a new light on this garden for me, too. I'm thinking you must have been a little bit on the wide side of normal to start that garden, but I am so glad that you did, and that you've shared it with us.
Dreaming of summer here, with the snow blowing sideways over 1/2" of ice......
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Postby thy » Feb 24, 2007 6:15 pm

It is so beautiful and the before pic show how a little area beind a house often look.. and then there is the slope...Linda is right :wink:
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Feb 24, 2007 6:43 pm

Seeing the before and the after pics really shows what an amazing transformation you have accomplished with your property!! That slope is just stunning to look upon. :D
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Postby pauhaus » Feb 24, 2007 11:31 pm

That is really amazing Hank, great job and very inspiring. :P
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Postby renaldo75 » Feb 25, 2007 1:15 am

I'm sure glad you're crazy, Hank!! :wink: That's just amazing how you've transformed that into the masterpiece it is today. :o :o :cool:
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Postby Patrushka » Feb 26, 2007 3:34 pm

WOW!!! :o I agree the transformation is truly amazing. Who would have ever believed that bare ground could become a lush, beautiful garden? It's fantastic! :cool:
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