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Lee’s Backyard Escape

Making a bit of paradise in a garden for over 40 years

stone statue of woman surrounded by yellow and orange flowers

My name is Lee and I reside in Ilion, New York, which is right in the center of the state in the Mohawk Valley. I have been in my home for 43 years now, having made the move with my family when I was 24.

I have created an escape in my backyard for all to enjoy and decompress. Over the years, many people have found it to do just that for them, relieving them of the daily stresses and worries that we all experience.

close up of bright red lily flowersA brilliant spire of red lilies (Lilium hybrid, Zones 4–9) brings the drama in summer.

close up of bright yellow dayliliesIt’s hard to beat daylilies (Hemerocallis hybrids, Zones 4–10) for combining big, bright flowers with an easygoing disposition.

close up of yellow Black-eyed Susans with more in the backgroundBlack-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 3–7) bring a long display of glowing flowers in the summer.

stone statue of woman surrounded by yellow and orange flowersA sculpture lies between black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida, Zones 3–9) and tall lilies (Lilium hybrids, Zones 4–9).


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  1. wittyone 02/27/2023

    Beautiful. I see lots of stuff there in the background----more pictures please!

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    simplesue 02/27/2023

    That statue is fabulous- a great garden focal point placed amongst the perennial flowers!
    Very gorgeous garden!

  3. Tz_Garden 02/27/2023

    The bright flowers are so cheery!

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