Denise Noonan shares a slice of Americana! I can almost hear the screen door and the song birds.

"I live in Northern California, in Concord, about 35 miles East of San Francisco.  I love gardening!  My garden is approximately 60 feet long and approximately 6 feet wide with a slight slope.  It is primarily a shade garden, offering only filtered light through two 40 + year-old Modesto Ash trees.  I have a wide variety of plants, some flowering, and some just lush green.  Enjoy!"

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