Cheryl and Jim Moon from southwest Missouri have successfully rebuilt their home and gardens after an unfortunate fire.
I am finally taking the plunge to submit some photos of our gardens here in southwest Missouri. We have lived here for 26 years, but in October of 2014, our dream retirement home burned to the ground. We had to have the site excavated to remove all the debris, and what gardening material had survived the fire was mostly killed by the excavation or by the subsequent rebuilding.
I’ve put in some small gardens over the years on the half-acre, or so that is close enough to the house for the hose to reach. The first shot shows what had been the main garden, to the right of the sidewalk, before any renewal efforts. I was able to move the panicum to a new location in a stock tank on the north side of the house where it screens a bedroom window. This picture was taken late in the summer of 2016.
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