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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

Barb's garden in Massachusetts

comments (19) January 29th, 2013 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Photo: Courtesy of Barb May

Today's photos are from Barb May. She says, "I live in western Massachusetts in the Berkshires. I have lived in this house for 30 years. We raise four chickens and grass fed beef on about 7 acres. The gardens have evolved from absolutely nothing besides the prickly brush and sumac on the site when my husband & I built our house in 1981 to a full perennial and shrub garden backed up by a pool, as well as gardens all around my home and a raised-bed vegetable garden.
        I've always loved gardening & had a garden design/installation business for 10 years until I needed a knee replacement (I understand this is a typical gardener's ailment!). I now  maintain only my own spot. I'm a member of the Lenox Garden Club, which is a member of the Garden Club of America. I've been the club's Garden & House Tour chair for many years, and I'm always on the lookout for beautiful gardens in the area." Beautiful, Barb! I'm betting that no one would mind a second day of your garden, with lots more photos...And if anyone knows of a garden that you think Barb should consider for a garden tour, let her know in the comments.

Thanks to everyone who sent in photos last week! I would still ove to build up a bank, so send me some pics of your garden travels or of your garden last season!

 

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Comments (19)

CJgardens writes: cwheat000 thanks for the info on the full moon maple. I garden in zone 4 but I'll keep looking. Posted: 6:01 pm on January 30th
cwheat000 writes: CJgardens- check out davesgarden.com. They have some pictures of Golden Full Moon Maple. Barb's maple sure looks like it. ( Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' ) It is hardy to zone 5a. Posted: 12:11 pm on January 30th
wGardens writes: What else can I add to the great comments!?! AWESOME! Posted: 9:10 pm on January 29th
CJgardens writes: Barb, your eye for design is wonderful and your borders are gorgeous. The containers are striking. I would like to know if that is a full moon maple, what variety, and what zone? Looking forward to more pictures tomorrow. Posted: 8:50 pm on January 29th
pattyspencer writes: I totally love your garden! Posted: 7:15 pm on January 29th
cwheat000 writes: P.s.- I am really loving the full moon japanese maple? in the first photo. Posted: 5:06 pm on January 29th
cwheat000 writes: Your garden is way above average. I know a lot of plants, time ,energy, and thought go into beautiful borders like that. Your containers are just as wonderful. I really enjoyed your garden; thank you. Posted: 5:00 pm on January 29th
Beazel writes: Love the play of smooth, sun-dappled lawn against the sweeping texture and color of the borders. More, please! Posted: 3:36 pm on January 29th
Sheila_Schultz writes: What lovely gardens, Barb. Your clients must have been at a loss when you retired from your 'day job!' Posted: 10:57 am on January 29th
SilkPurseGarden writes: I agree, BetsyE: the second photo is a stunner. I love how the the contrasts in foliage texture and color are as important as the flowers. I'm a huge fan of mixing conifers in a border. And isn't that a Japanese Garden Juniper? I yanked mine to give a weeping larch more room, but seeing your photo, it may go to the top of my must-have list for this spring. Yup, need more photos... Posted: 10:57 am on January 29th
BetsyE writes: Lovely! (really love the 2nd photo) Posted: 9:12 am on January 29th
Celticjoy writes: What are the white flowers along the walkway? Just lovely. I want that arrangement this coming season. Thank you. Posted: 8:55 am on January 29th
Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt writes: A textural and colorful delight for the eyes, especially on a deceptive 64° January day that makes it feel like Spring is around the corner! Posted: 8:55 am on January 29th
tractor1 writes: Wonderfully arranged beds surrounding swarths of well maintained lawn. Lots more photos please.

Posted: 8:11 am on January 29th
meander1 writes: Fabulous color combinations in your pots and throughout your garden areas. I love the exclamation points of chartreuse throughout which are then calmed by soft blues or quieter burgundies...all very effective. I'm sure you had many very satisfied clients throughout your years as a garden designer. I join the chorus in singing that I'd love to see more. Posted: 7:55 am on January 29th
bee1nine writes: How lovely all-way around! Couldn't help notice how your
impatience were nicely flourishing as many of us on the
south side of MA have a problem with Downy Mildew. Posted: 7:02 am on January 29th
jwiegmull writes: More please! Love it. Posted: 6:34 am on January 29th
PeonyFan writes: Thanks for the great photos! The pot with the pink begonia and coleus, topped by the canna, is spectacular! I have a suspicion that coolish weather in the Berkshires lets the begonia flourish while slowing the growth of the tropicals. Here in MN where the summers tend to be hot and humid, the begonia would sulk and be quickly overwhelmed by the tropicals which thrive on the heat. Posted: 3:48 am on January 29th
heresgreenie writes: Bring on the 2nd day! Lovely! Posted: 3:13 am on January 29th
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