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Summertime Dreaming

Diane Schulke is teasing us with lovely warm weather photos.

These pictures are from our garden in Walla Walla Washington. Gardening is a passion and relaxing times for me and my husband. Enjoy!"

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    meander_michaele 03/09/2016

    Wow, Diane, your garden has it ALL going on...great swaths of plants, adorable structures, charming brick paver pathways, and personally created touches of whimsy. I'm guessing you are a very hands on person. Although many things caught my eye and delighted me, I was particularly struck by the background "wall" of dark leafed canna in the first picture...what a sight they must be when all are in bloom or the leaves are backlit by the sun.

  2. frankgreenhalgh 03/09/2016

    Wow Diane - what a lovely gazebo/rotunda! Thanks for sharing photos of your garden

  3. sheila_schultz 03/09/2016

    Diane, you sure know how to tease us with your wonderful summer gardens, they are obviously tended with lots of love!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/09/2016

    I'm getting hungry for gardening. Thanks for whetting my appetite. I must admit, that although topiary doesn't usually ring my bells, the cat-bush in the second photo gave me a big smile. You should surround it with catmint to drive it crazy.....

    1. hontell 03/09/2016

      Tim, here in North Jersey, the temp is in the low 70's and my wife has me raking and planting. Nothing like pushing the season!

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        Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/09/2016

        Same here in Ohio. 79° yesterday. And here I am in front of a computer in a a basement office! Enjoy your early spring weather!

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          LindaonWhidbey 03/09/2016

          These temperature fluctuations used to make gardening hard in WI. It would get crazy warm, you'd search frantically at the nurseries for something to plant or your perrenials would pop out, then, wham!, back down to 10 degrees and everything would freeze out or it would snow 10". I do miss that occasional really warm day in winter, though. Temps here in the PNW only fluctuate about 20 degrees all year.

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            Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/09/2016

            You are certainly well-versed in the vicissitudes of Midwest weather, Linda. I've had things zapped many, many times by late, deep freezes; trees included. Then there is the freezing and thawing time, which heaves so many things out of the ground. I like the idea of a 20° fluctuation; well......, except that I do like to be outside without a hat and coat in July......... :)

  5. wGardens 03/09/2016

    So many things to see! Your passion certainly shows through in a big way! Love that gazebo also! You have a wonderful place. Best Wishes for a fantastic year.

  6. NWAgardener 03/09/2016

    Diane - I loved all your pictures, but was especially charmed by your garden shed.

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    LindaonWhidbey 03/09/2016

    Diane, what a nice haven you and your husband have created. Did you build that adorable garden shed yourselves? Also, intrigued by the large stand of Cannas. Maybe you can post more photos next summer when they're flowering. Thanks for a bit of sunshine this morning. It's pretty dreary over here on the other side of the mts.

  8. Clarkpark 03/09/2016

    Diane, THANKS for sharing the lovely park you have created! I notice you grow a lot of boxwood. What variety is it? 'Wintergreen'? I share the same climate in the Yakima Valley.

  9. maryannborcherding 03/09/2016

    Love love love the little garden shed and the brick paths, wish I had a yard big enough for one. Fun garden art going on there too. Thanks for sharing.

  10. VikkiVA 03/09/2016

    Your garden shed is adorable! Loved seeing your beautiful garden. That hosta in the fourth picture is amazing! Vikki in VA

  11. user-7007940 03/10/2016

    Love your garden. I live in Newcastle, WA. near Seattle.

  12. eddireid 03/10/2016

    Completely delightful! Utterly charming and whimsical. Thank you for making me smile.

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