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Garden Photo of the Day

For the Love of Gardening

By Kim Charles

Our GPOD follower from Texas enjoys the garden's blessings.

"For the love of gardening and all things perennial! Living in hot Texas with heavy clay soil in our new construction home, I was determined to have my favorite perennial plants.  With lots of amendments, much patience and hard work, after only two spring seasons….my garden blesses me just to take a walk and enjoy the moment!"

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    meander1 (Michaele ) 04/03/2017

    I feel blessed just looking at your pictures...I can well imagine how gratifying it is for you, fellow mystery gpod-er to walk amongst the results of your hard work. Your soil amendments must have contained super duper growth hormones...everything looks so lush and impressively plentiful. Congrats on your awesome success in creating a garden anyone would love to own.

  2. user-6841468 04/03/2017

    beautiful! i would never have guessed you were in Texas... it looks like New England... well done! your efforts obviously have been worth it.

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    treasuresmom 04/03/2017

    Everything is gorgeous!

  4. user-4691082 04/03/2017

    Your garden looks like that now? You must be Houdini!

    1. deborahloveladybrinkman 04/03/2017

      These are pic's from May last year , but things are starting to come back again...It was my second year of planting in this garden!

  5. Chris N 04/03/2017

    All very nice. Love the first photo with mix of colors. Thanks for posting.

  6. Maggieat11 04/03/2017

    Congratulations on your success. Your plantings are so abundant and obviously very happy! Your gardens must be the envy of the neighborhood!

    1. deborahloveladybrinkman 04/03/2017

      This has been such a blessing watching this garden grow, it truly has been the worse soil I have ever worked in.

  7. deborah_gleason 04/03/2017

    Everything is so pretty and in only 2 years! You should be very proud! What is the large purple flower in the background of your first picture? I'd love to see more photos. Thanks for sharing!

    1. deborahloveladybrinkman 04/03/2017

      The purple flower in the background is a stokes aster...I love this plant and it is not easy to find in this area! Will post more pic's later!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 04/03/2017

    That's a lot of flower power in a short amount of time. Looks like a treasure. Clay soli has some benefits for some plants, but for the most part it is a nightmare! Good show!

  9. Dvngardener 04/03/2017

    Greetings from New Hampshire… We are recovering from 12 inches of snow on April Fools' Day. Fortunately it is 50° and melting fast! In addition to your gorgeous flower garden, your photography is stunning. It always takes a level of skill to create such a beautiful garden, but to capture it so well is another skill in and of itself.

    1. deborahloveladybrinkman 04/04/2017

      Thank you for your comments...I was surprised at how nicely the pictures came out!

  10. Sheila_Schultz 04/03/2017

    I can imagine a lovely bouquet in every room... now that's a lot of flower power! All the amendments and sweat equity have paid off, well done!

  11. Annek 04/03/2017

    I almost can't believe this is a Texas garden! Beautiful!

  12. VikkiVA 04/03/2017

    Hey Deborah, I'd be happy to send you a box full of Stokes Aster! I love it but it does seed around abit. The Salvia Victoria, in the picture with the Penstemon(?), is amazing. I so love that plant. It's an annual here and can be difficult to find. Your pictures are beautiful and show what a flower lover you must be. It looks like you have been having warm weather for quite a while. Our temps are just warming up. Vikki in VA

    1. deborahloveladybrinkman 04/04/2017

      These pic's were from last spring but they all are coming back and some starting to bloom...yes we have had a very warm March, hopefully it will not be a hot spring. I am on our city's garden tour this May so I am not wanting everything to be blooming so early! I would love some Stockes Aster seeds, this is the tall purple blue one!

      1. deborahloveladybrinkman 04/12/2017

        Vikki, can I send you my address so you can send me some Stockes Aster seeds?

        1. deborahloveladybrinkman 04/12/2017

          email address is dlbrinkm@aol.com

          1. deborahloveladybrinkman 04/20/2017

            Hi Vikki,
            I am not sure how this communication works on this Disqus site...So forgive me if my first responce to you never got through, but I would like to take you up on getting some stokes aster seeds from you. Here is my direct email if you would like to respond and I can give you my address! Thanks again

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    Linda on Whidbey 04/03/2017

    Well, done and in only two seasons. That does not look like TX, but then, it's a pretty big state with many different climates. Thanks for sharing the results of your hard work.

  14. user-7007498 04/03/2017

    Well done, Deborah. I would never have guessed Texas from the pictures. Getting me excited for Spring.

  15. Cenepk10 04/03/2017

    It blessed me too !!!! Great job !

  16. PerenniallyCrazy 04/04/2017

    What a fine Texas paradise you've created Deborah! Can't wait to see more through the seasons.

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