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Americana Garden

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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    meander_michaele 04/06/2016

    There is something so special about a mature and majestic shade tree...and, lucky you, have 2 of them! I love the changing patterns of dappled shade they create on grass and plants. It is positively hypnotic.

  2. user-3565112 04/06/2016

    I think this is a terrific example of a narrow shade border garden in a tough site & your Ash trees are outstanding. A really nice garden. "Though but small, she is fierce" comes to mind. Good luck this spring, Joe

  3. user-4691082 04/06/2016

    It just goes to show, you can garden anywhere! How soothing, Denise. Well done.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 04/06/2016

    That is lush and fresh. California is such an enormous state, yet somehow the word only conjures images of zone 10 for me. Love that giant tree and the cool rusty things on your beautiful fence. Your plantings really work together with them.

  5. wittyone 04/06/2016

    I love the slanted raised planting beds along the fence. Gives you a bit more ground to showcase additional plantings. Your garden looks cool and calm and very inviting.

  6. frankgreenhalgh 04/06/2016

    Nice garden 'art' on the fence Denise, especially the crosscut saw (that is what we call it in Australia anyway).

  7. sheila_schultz 04/06/2016

    It's always fun to see how other gardener's deal with narrow back yards. Denise, your shade gardens are lovely and look like the perfect place to relax after a day of digging and weeding!
    Question... are some of the plantings on the fence in woolly pockets? Just wondering.

  8. perenniallycrazy 04/06/2016

    Denise, you've shown such great creativity in your narrow and long space. Thanks for inpiring me today. I hope Susan gives you another day highlighting close-ups of the wall hangings and other vertical elements in your garden.

  9. Meelianthus 04/06/2016

    Wonderful shade plantings Denise and I love it that you have given your fence so much character.

  10. foxglove12 04/06/2016

    So tranquil. Love the lushness and fullness of your raised beds.

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