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Gardening in North Dakota

Growing vegetables on the plains

vegetable garden in the plains

My name is Lloree Dickens. I reside in the plains region of North Dakota. I’ve been gardening off and on for several years. I own a small ranch with two beautiful dogs and two beautiful horses on the outskirts of a small community called White Shield. Living next to Lake Sakakawea keeps me connected to nature’s beauty. The best thing about gardening is that my horses are a constant supervising component and watch every time I’m out caring for the garden. I am a huge fan of nature and gardening. There’s nothing better than eating straight from garden to table! My obsessions with gardening are the colors of love and nutrients that are produced. Anything made and grown with love is my definition of true healing, balance, and connection to this beautiful Mother Earth we live on. Gardening is like dancing with nature!

basket of freshly picked vegetablesA basket of beautiful produce from Lloree’s garden

large squash plant at sunriseSunrise over a happy, healthy squash plant

spire of orange flowersAn orange gladiolus (Gladiolus hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as a tender bulb)

vegetable garden in the plainsThe whole vegetable garden

looking out on the plains of North DakotaThis North Dakota landscape is simply beautiful.

seating area with bird feeder and pink flowersA place to sit, food for the birds, and wide-open views of the plains all around

a row of lettuce plantsA row of lettuce looks perfectly lush and delicious.

pea pods growingA spring crop of peas

horse smelling clump of coneflowersA horse gets acquainted with some wild coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–10).


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  1. sandyprowse 09/02/2021

    This is one of the most moving posts I have seen on this forum. You paint an idyllic picture of nature, animals and freshly grown food. Life as it was intended to be -surrounded by orange glads and pink coneflowers. Amazing. Thank you.

  2. Maggieat11 09/02/2021

    Your photographs are lovely! Thank you so much for sharing. A nice way to start my day. Best wishes for continued success. Beautiful.

  3. garden1953 09/02/2021

    Gorgeous and inspiring! Thank you so much!

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    treasuresmom 09/02/2021

    Gorgeous pics of the landscape. Wonderful veggie garden. Thanks for sharing.

  5. wittyone 09/02/2021

    Beautiful pictures and scrumptious looking vegetables. The sunlit pic of the squash is superb.

    I love the shots of the wide open spaces that you get to enjoy. Such a different outlook from here in hilly, heavily forested southern Indiana.

  6. gardendevas 09/02/2021

    Thanks for your beautiful words and photos. Gardening does truly feed the soul as well as the body!

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    simplesue 09/02/2021

    Wow, it was so nice to see your world out in the plains, so different than S. Western Pennsylvania where I live.
    It's like a dream seeing all that spacious land and sky.
    Your garden is just amazing - so picture perfect and healthy.
    I love the photo with the bird feeders and chairs in the middle of the spacious plains.

  8. btucker9675 09/02/2021

    Beautiful! Your horse is doing an excellent job in keeping you on top of your garden chores... : ). Your lettuces made me hungry for a huge salad. Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us.

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    user-7007816 09/02/2021

    Your garden is like an oasis. Great job.

  10. colleenak 09/03/2021

    Your horse is a beauty - as well as your garden ;-)

  11. MayankKhant 09/03/2021

    Your garden is awesome yr, very nice, keep planting more and more plants.

    and Visit to buy plants online

  12. MayankKhant 09/03/2021

    So much Greenery keeps planting more and more plants.

    and Visit to buy plants online

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