Today's photos are from Diane Jaeger in Chicago Heights, Illinois. She says, "Gardening is my passion and my business. However, the passion came first and I just kind of fell into the business! About 13 years ago I lost my job. I am a single Mom of 5 sons and at the time the younger two were still in grade school, so I really wanted to try to be more of a mom. Anyhow, to try to make a long story short, I answered an ad to weed someone's yard in the area. VERY minimal $$, but I thought, "OK, I can do this!" It was close to home, my own hours etc. Well, it kind of blossomed...referral after referral and I decided to try to make a go of it. One thing led to another and here I am! One of my sons works with me, as well as one of his friends. Both have just graduated college, so I may need to find new help next year, but for now it works! When I moved into my house, the only thing in the yard (front) was a large silver maple and a few yews. The maple has remained, although I would love to take it out. That would be too expensive though, but the yews have left and I have removed most of the grass to create what I have now. In the back there was nothing other than a swing set--not one tree, flower, or anything. Now it is completely filled. I wish I had an acre or more. I would love to continue to plant new things! It is somewhat of an addiction I think, but a good one!" Yeeeeaaaah, not nearly enough photos, Diane. Send us a few hundred more, will ya? Beautiful!!

***I'm getting so many great submissions, but I can always use more! Dig out your cameras, take a big long walk around your garden, and SEND ME PHOTOS! I love having more than I could possibly process to choose from. Thanks!!***

***One more thing.....have you always wondered what your fellow GPODers are like in person? Never thought you'd get a chance to meet them? Check this out.... While the GPOD isn't officially a taunton forum, it's close enough, and I wanted to extend the invite. Anybody at all interested? I'd be willing to search for some gardens to tour...

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