Adele Kush from South Bend, Indiana (Zone 5B) completes her natural garden setting with unique family relics.
"I started gardening in 1978, and focus on many types of ground covers and less grass. I have many antique ornaments from my husband's grandfather that are used in my garden that includes also a dry stream bed with a sailboat planter. My backyard is comprised of garden "rooms".
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Lovely garden antiques. I especially like the garden path with the gate. There is something so appealing about strolling down a shaded path. I envy your piles of rounded rocks. Thank you for posting your garden!
Good morning, Adele. I enjoyed looking at the personal touches you have incorporated into your garden. The boat near the dry stream bed is a very nice touch. It is always helpful to have fairies around to keep out mischief. Thanks for sharing.
You've definitely created a garden playground for adults and children alike, Adele. I'll bet all ages have fun spotting the antique treasures and appreciating how you've tucked them here and there. Of course, the "beached" boat is a delight and seems very content to be dry-docked and providing a home for a hosta. Do you have special stories associated with some of the items about how your grandfather-in-law came to own them himself?
I love the color of that hibiscus! I'm enjoying the treasures also- something to smile at around every corner!
There are so many ways to incorporate special memories and tributes in a garden. Thanks for sharing.
A yard filled with blooms, lush groundcovers and memories of a simpler time... what's not to like? You must feel the happiness you have brought to your gardens from your husband's grandfather every time you step out your door!
What a fun garden, especially memorializing a family member. I like the dry creek - does it ever flow with heavy rains? Thanks for sharing
I'm so envious of your shade gardens and your rust-free hollyhock. I liked all your photos, but my favorite is the last one. Zinnias always make me smile. Thanks for your post, Adele!
I'm so envious of your shade gardens and your rust free hollyhock. I enjoyed all your photos, but the last is my favorite--zinnias always make me smile. Thanks for your post, Adele!
Looks like you had a lot of enjoyment putting your garden together! Nice to have all those additions providing special memories. Love the photo with the zinnias peeking up from the fence!
Love all of your garden ornaments... and how sweet all the memories they bring to you!
I love it! I don't think I've ever seen an upcycled boat used in a garden, but I like it - so unique. Btw, I'm a Hoosier too - born and raised in Columbus. I've now been transplanted to Minnesota. Happy Gardening!
Hi Adele, your garden would fit right in on Whidbey Is. since it seems to be a requirement here to have a yard boat. However, few are as nicely planted as yours which compliments your dry bed perfectly. All of your inherited objects give a very personal feel. Thanks for sharing.
Sweet .... Love the personality popping all over. Enjoyed the tour of your garden !!!
I love the whimsy of it all. It must be so delightful to come across these when someone is visiting your garden!
Lovely gardens and I especially enjoy all of the fantasy :)
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