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Bob and Mary Ann Hines in Elizabethtown, Kentucky kindly opened their garden to their community, and to us GPODers! 

"After a cold and snowy winter, the 2015 spring and summer have been wet in our part of Kentucky, and the plants have loved it. The garden has never bloomed longer or more beautifully.  We were on the Elizabethtown Garden Club tour on June 28, and had close to 200 people visit our garden.  We really enjoyed sharing our garden with other fellow gardeners."

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  1. VikkiVA 07/31/2015

    Bob & Maryann your garden is so beautiful. You have mastered the art of color in the shade! I will share this will my friends who whine about not being able to grow beautiful plants in shade. I love the hosta semicircle at the foot of your deck and your potted plant display on the steps and floor of the deck are drool worthy. Thank you for sharing the beauty you have created. Vikki in VA

  2. user-4691082 07/31/2015

    You have done a beautiful job! I looked forward to each photo. I will go back over them with a fine toothed comb, gleaning hints from you... I especially like the footbridge over the dry stream. The statue is so calming, a great place for introspection...thank you for sharing.

  3. lil_holloway 07/31/2015

    Just breathtaking! Your color combinations are striking and I love tha special touches....the bridge, the statue, etc. I can only imagine the time and effort that it takes to maintain this expanded beauty. Congratulations!

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    meander_michaele 07/31/2015

    Well, Bob and Mary Ann, your garden definitely looked like it put on its best party dress to receive and wow your guests. All your hosta are so lush and vibrant...the variegated ones positively sparkle with liveliness. I'm sure all your visitors were delighted to get the opportunity to walk around and marvel at such a beautifully presented garden with so many pleasing pops of color and interesting objects of ornamentation. Thanks for letting us join in.

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    HelloFromMD 07/31/2015

    Congrats Bob and Mary Ann on your gorgeous garden. My favorite photo is the gate with the hanging basket. That is the most inviting space ever!

  6. NCYarden 07/31/2015

    Oh my goodness, between the hostas and the color display, I've got googly eyes. Way to tackle the shade, and somehow defend against voles. Are there no voles in Kentucky either? Bob and Mary Ann, your garden is so exuberant. I wish I could have been on the tour. So thank you for sharing.

  7. ClareRocky 07/31/2015

    Wow! What a beautiful garden. I just love all of the color and how neat and tidy everything looks. Just gorgeous!

  8. GrannyCC 07/31/2015

    What a gorgeous garden. Love the gate flanked by the beautiful petunias. No wonder you were included in the garden tour.

  9. user-7007714 07/31/2015

    Wow! So much to take in and all so well done. Breathtaking!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/31/2015

    Such abundance. Massed color and those healthy hostas all in a row by your deck look amazing! No wonder 200 people showed up to tour!

  11. greengenes 07/31/2015

    What a beautiful place to share with the neighborhood! Gorgeous are your colors and plants. It all is so inviting! Lucky neighbors! Thanks for sharing with all of us, too!

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  13. OneKSGardner 08/01/2015

    What a beautiful garden! Loved it. Thanks for sharing.

  14. jairajramanujam 08/01/2015

    Very beautiful,pleasing to the eye.

  15. hannah_bg 08/01/2015

    Really beautiful Bob and Mary Ann! I love it all. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  16. Cenepk10 08/02/2015

    I wouldve like to been one on the tour ! Gorgeous!

  17. patward 08/04/2015

    This is so wonderful! I would have just plopped myself down and ordered a "sweet Tea"!
    I second the comment on how do control Voles??? Do you use a lot of fertilizer? Organic? Thanks so much for sharing!

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