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Patricia’s garden in upstate New York

Today’s photos are from Patricia Hand in Genoa, New York. She says, “My husband, Dudley, and I have lived in this small rural town in upstate New York for 37 years.

Our property was once farmland owned by my father-in-law back in the 1940’s. We bought our 6 acre property from my in-laws when they retired and moved to Arizona in 1977. From one small perennial garden when we moved here, many more have since evolved.

I am always looking for new and interesting plants, shrubs, and trees to add to the property. I enjoy experimenting with plantings to create interesting combinations.

Three years ago my husband bought me a greenhouse and last year a potting shed was added. I am able to start my own bedding and vegetable plants, again looking for new and exciting varieties. You might say that gardening is one of my passions!”

Beautiful, Pat! I love how most of your garden is in cool colors, but there’s that one patch of hot, hot, HOT! I wanna see the greenhouse……

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    meander_michaele 07/01/2014

    Hi, Patricia, looks like your property is not only beautiful in itself but also includes wonderful views...must be such a delight to gaze up and out as you do your gardening. What are the blue flowers getting cozy with the coral asiatic lilies? That is a lovely combination. And are those stunning spires of soft pink in picture # 5 lupines? Your husband sounds like a gem to gift you with a greenhouse and a potting shed...happy wife...happy life!

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    HelloFromMD 07/01/2014

    Love the lupines. Hard to grow here in MD. Bet you do well with delphiniums too! Also like the single peony. Do you have to stake your taller perennials for midsummer bloom? Looks like the perennial bed might be windy. I would like to see pics of your greenhouse and potting shed.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/01/2014

    Really nice garden and vistas. Love the single peony. Thanks for sharing.

  4. GrannyMay 07/01/2014

    Beautiful perennial beds Patricia, your gardening passion is evident! Would love to see the greenhouse and potting shed - I am interested in how the magic begins.

    Still hoping, Michelle, that the enlarge feature is being worked on. Patricia's garden deserves a much closer look than we can manage with the tiny photos.

  5. annek 07/01/2014

    Delphiniums and Lupins and Iris...Oh My! You have an Emerald City of colorful plantings. It feels so homey and English Garden-like. Well done!

    I have to throw in my request for photos of the greenhouse and potting shed, as well.

  6. GrannyCC 07/01/2014

    Love the gorgeous Iris and Lilies. Also the vistas over the flat land.You certainly have found some different varieties.

  7. Cenepk10 07/01/2014

    It is indeed lush and english garden like ! What a delectable treat it was to see !!! Left me wanting many more pics - Seeing so much love of beauty in your garden !!!! Very Romantic !

  8. perenniallycrazy 07/01/2014

    I find myself inspired by the array of soft floral colors and envying the vastness of the garden. I can only begin to imagine what I can plant in 6 acres of land. Can't wait to see the greenhouse and potting shed too.

  9. bob8778 07/01/2014

    I think the cat may have died.

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