Garden Photo of the Day

More from Tricia’s garden in Minnesota!

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad

We all went crazy ga-ga over Tricia Frostad’s Minnesota garden on Monday and last Friday, so today’s post is a triple treat–more photos!! 

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad

In case you forgot what Tricia had to say about her garden, here’s a recap: “I thought you may be interested in seeing some photos of the rest of my yard. I’m a master gardener for Carver/Scott county in Minnesota. I was on their tour last year and added a lot to my yard because of it. Spring is in the air! (well, not really in MN yet)…anyways, I hope you enjoy.”

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad

And yet again, Tricia, amazing. I love seeing the bare bones of the garden in winter in the last photo, too. Thanks!! Feel free to send in more photos this season…

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad

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  1. wGardens 03/22/2013

    Absolutely captivating!!! What a treat- wish I could be there in person to see the efforts of your wonderful work. WOW! And the first photo is especially grand. The frog photo is precious! Thanks for sharing!

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    meander_michaele 03/22/2013

    Tricia, not only do you have an eye and a talent for beautiful garden design, you have an equally impressive talent for photographing all that beauty. Sometimes such abilities do not go together so we are fortunate you are sharing your multiple gifts. The picture you captured of the little frog on the vibrant Black Eyed Susan is delightful...his surprise appearance started my day off with a smile.
    The bare bones photo of your water feature is very interesting and shows what a large scale undertaking it was.I'm sure it just gets better year after year.

  3. bee1nine 03/22/2013

    How truly astonishing the transformation of winter in last
    photo can change into such grandeur!!
    I too, find the marvelous photo capture of the little tree
    frog looking back at you, a delight!
    Thanks for the 'triple treat,' indeed!!!

  4. tractor1 03/22/2013

    What a huge undertaking, meander1, not just the water feature but the entire property, there's so much going on it's dizzying, I can't decide on where to focus first. It's very difficult for me to believe that one person put all that together and even more difficult to believe one person maintains it all, looks like it would need a constant crew. I adore that little chachka meandering about in the top right picture, looks homemade from rebar and some sort of bowl.

  5. caymanmama 03/22/2013

    I don't know where to begin! Each photo just drew me in! I thought the second one on the left was the one that really made me want to be there and follow the pathway. But, then, I got to the one of the pond and waterfall and I noticed the two-seater swing above! What a spot! I do like the fact that there seats everywhere to sit and enjoy the views. Tricia, you must get a lot of rave reviews from all who visit you. Do you ever get to sit and enjoy? You must be at work 24/7 and it shows. Just stunning!

  6. Quiltingmamma 03/22/2013

    Love it, love it, love it! All so beautiful and serene. As stated, each photo draws you in. Love the pond, but I want the Craftsman house too, to go with these gardens.

  7. janetsfolly 03/22/2013

    Oh, Tricia, thank you for the delightful surprise! Just as I'm drooling over the waterfall pics, I discover that swing! Love it! I would happily pitch a tent in a quiet corner there and pull weeds daily to be able to experience your wonderful creation as a whole. ;-)
    Michelle, thank you for bringing all this beauty and inspiration to my fingertips. Seeing and hearing what others have done (and recognizing the time and effort represented!) keeps me dreaming and doing in my own garden.

  8. trashywoman62 03/22/2013

    What a wonderful treat! Thank you Michelle for a 3rd day.

    As before, the rainbow of color is just wonderful but I have a couple of technical questions, Tricia.

    I see you have used an edging material in some areas. Do you have trouble with it heaving up? Or do you use a secret technique you would share with those of us with the freeze/thaw problem?

    Do you find that the beds in the upper areas dry out faster after rain because of the slope? Do you have an irrigation system or do you hand water or just let nature take it's course, Survival of the Fittest? It was just a thought about the challenges of gardening on a slope.

    Thanks for the visit. We look forward to more pictures later in the year.


  9. sheila_schultz 03/22/2013

    Looking at the photos of your gardens takes me to a very peaceful place Tricia. Your photography like your gardens shows your many talents. Thank you.

  10. ancientgardener 03/22/2013

    How in the world do you keep up with it all? It's like Paradise. There must be miles of edging. I have permanent arthritis in my right thumb from years of trimming. Of necessity, I now use electric clippers. How I would love to stroll around your garden. I, too, used to have huge gardens, but now at 85 I have had to cut way back. Still can't wait for spring and the joys of planting, dead-heading, getting everything ship-shape for the summer.

  11. user-1020932 03/22/2013

    ancientgardener, you sound like my friend Margaret. she will be 91 in august and she gardens and has all her life. it's a different sort of garden now but i learn so much from her and she doesn't even realize she's teaching me anything. she just "does it". i read you were in western NY, i grew up with summer vacations to the Finger Lakes, , no clue if that is near you or not

  12. pattyspencer 03/23/2013

    Beautiful gardens! I think the pic with the frog is my favorite. I can't imagine all the work that goes into your garden but whatever you do its working - love love love it!

  13. triciaf 03/23/2013

    Thanks garden friends for your kind remarks. The barren picture was taken 10 years ago and i included it so you all could see the "before" image. Believe it or not this whole property was filled with buckthorn and deebly wooded. Landscapers terraced it with boulders. It was my husbands idea to use the gravity of the slope to integrate a 3 pond water feature with a little "creek" to connect them.

    Trashywoman to answer your question on the edging and whether it heaves...the secret is my husband and a square edge shovel! He has to push it back down in the spring. He's in charge of the grass and opening and closing the pond. It requires two 120 gpm pumps to recycle the water back up the hill. I do have a sprinkler system but i keep adding gardens so i have to use a hose to water areas it doesnt reach. The arbor garden is the driest...its in the sun most of the day. More than anything my maintenance would be so much easier if i didnt have deer to contend with...there are several and they visit nightly. Lots of repellant which then gets washed off by sprinklers...oh and the black walnut trees and vlay soil are a challenge too. ;)

  14. triciaf 03/23/2013

    Oops sorry for the typos. I meant to write CLAY soil!

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