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this is a photo of our front patio area, taken many years ago, before we had our Labs and before the "online addiction" began and arthritis set in : ) and was really into gardening, especially lots of annuals, as can be seen here.
After the arrival of the Labs, we now just plant mainly perennials which seem to survive anything, plus the dogs are older and don't wander into the garden area anymore. But we focus a lot on planter tubs and hanging baskets now anyway.


Guest - Feb 28, 2007 01:39 PM EDT
thankyou Gil for taking time to leave a nice comment.
Guest - Feb 28, 2007 09:03 AM EDT
Beautiful garden!
Guest - Jun 22, 2006 05:37 PM EDT
Hi May, thanks for the nice comments, that's an oldie photo now tho', before the digital camera. Yes, we do have Love In A Mist, it re-seeds itself each year, not blooming yet tho. There are some macro pics of Love In A Mist on my gallery here, taken last year.
Guest - Jun 22, 2006 05:18 PM EDT
How pretty! Do you have love-in-a-mist planted in there? It should do well - one of my favorites from Oregon.
Guest - Apr 10, 2006 11:21 PM EDT
Hi Alandra,Beautiful picture of your yard,looks like a professional did this yard,You are very talented in landscaping as well as photographer. Love Nancy
Guest - Mar 03, 2006 06:11 PM EDT
I just got in here to look for a bit and then spied this. It is absolutely wonderful Alandra. My yard looks like a barn yard compared to yours. But then I quess we can't all be good at everything. to start with the soil here is maostly clay and needs amot of attention . Like you I don't have the energy to dig much more these days. And there again, some have one talent and other's have another. But it would be nice to sit in a place like that for a while. The gardens on Temple Square in Salt Lake are always so beautiful too. but they have professional gardeners to take care of them, as well as lots of volunteer workers. Love, Pam
Guest - Feb 27, 2006 06:39 PM EDT
wanted to add, in this shot, you can see the cable "running" across the top of the shrubs here, which is where the Band Tailed Pigeon was perched, when I took the pic recently. And also the upper border which is where most of the other bird shots were taken (not as many flowers at this time of year of course : ) But you can see it's a fair distance from the front window, which is just beyond the path that you can see edge of in R corner, just to the right of the path where the front of the house is.
Guest - Jul 05, 2005 06:31 PM EDT
thanks very much for the nice compliments, Gary, Carol, Vicki, Hazelnut and Janice. This is an old pic, and I used to put a lot more effort and time into caring for the garden then, than I do these days. but it's still very pretty.
Guest - Jun 18, 2005 09:26 PM EDT
Was wondering what your garden-patio really looked like. Really beautiful.
Guest - Apr 19, 2005 07:15 PM EDT
I've always wanted a garden like this,absolute perfection.
Guest - Mar 28, 2005 06:59 PM EDT
Alandra - THIS is how I envisioned your garden - full of life and great feelings. It must be heartbreaking to let it go a bit. I've left gardens behind that were upsetting to say goodbye to - but none quite as glorious as yours.
Guest - Mar 28, 2005 04:09 PM EDT
Gorgeous Garden!!! Carol
Guest - Mar 24, 2005 03:34 AM EDT
Lovely spot. I wish that sometime in my life I had created something like this, but I never have. Like you, I'm too creaky now to do anything like that.
Guest - Jan 21, 2005 11:29 PM EDT
thanks Alex, Dud, Susan, Deb for comments on this one. It's an "oldie". Wanted to mention, the little lilypond in foreground is where the Great Blue Heron landed a few days ago, when the snow was here! He landed first on the wall approx where the red flowers are here, and then into the pond. DH saw the heron but he had gone before I saw him. Saw his footprints in snow on wall, and also saw his wingprints on one of the vehicles parked in driveway.
Guest - Jan 21, 2005 11:18 PM EDT
Thats a very nice change of pace this time of year. Great shot !!
Guest - Jan 21, 2005 09:51 PM EDT
This looks beatiful. It could be one of the patios in the French Quarter. It could be many of them.
Guest - Jan 21, 2005 09:41 PM EDT
This looks so pretty, what a gorgeous spot to sit.
Guest - Nov 16, 2004 12:16 PM EDT
Such a beautiful garden. Could spend hours sitting here :)

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