We must have been pretty convincing in our pleas for more photos of Barb May’s Massachusetts garden yesterday, because she promptly emailed more! Here they are, and it just keeps getting better.
In case you missed it, here’s what she said yesterday: “I live in western Massachusetts in the Berkshires. I have lived in this house for 30 years. We raise four chickens and grass fed beef on about 7 acres. The gardens have evolved from absolutely nothing besides the prickly brush and sumac on the site when my husband & I built our house in 1981 to a full perennial and shrub garden backed up by a pool, as well as gardens all around my home and a raised-bed vegetable garden.
“I’ve always loved gardening & had a garden design/installation business for 10 years until I needed a knee replacement (I understand this is a typical gardener’s ailment!). I now maintain only my own spot. I’m a member of the Lenox Garden Club, which is a member of the Garden Club of America. I’ve been the club’s Garden & House Tour chair for many years, and I’m always on the lookout for beautiful gardens in the area.”
We’re in the midst of assembling gardening tips for our July/August issue. If you have a time-saving tip, clever solution to a gardening problem, ingenious homemade garden gadget, or unique way of getting a garden chore done, write it up and email it to me! Accompanying photos are very much appreciated, but not required. If we publish your tip, we’ll pay you $25, and you might win a free year’s subscription to Fine Gardening on top of that! Email your tips to [email protected]
I’ll choose randomly from everyone who sends me a tip TODAY (let me know you’re a GPOD follower) to win a copy of this nifty new book I got in the mail yesterday–50 Ways to Kill a Slug (last pic above)! It’s super funny, and you know you want it!
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