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GRLT Garden Tour #5

July 23rd, 2015

We’re on to the next garden in the George River Land Trust garden tour series. The photos don’t really do this garden justice, it’s so hard to fully capture a garden like this one. It was built in a ravine behind the gardener’s house. She had to clear out the overgrown mess that was there and found a lovely little stream when she did. This was the result.
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The sheer number of plants in this garden was amazing, simply amazing. The best part is that she says it’s low maintenance because she mulches everything well and the plants are all so close together.

What do you like best about this garden?

5 Comments to “GRLT Garden Tour #5”
  1. Jaye Whitney on July 23, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I love everything about this garden, the lushness created by planting the plants so closely, and the varied heights are really impressive visually.

    This must have taken so much work to plan and put in!

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  2. Rue on July 23, 2015 at 9:55 am

    I love the great masses of flowers. I’m glad to hear that dense planting and mulch is working for them as that’s my plan.

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  3. David The Good on July 23, 2015 at 10:05 am

    The sheer variety of species makes for a very healthy ecosystem. Wonderful work.

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  4. Nebraska Dave on July 23, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Susy, my cousin put me on the most delightful British TV series called “Rosemary and Thyme”. It’s a mystery about solving murders by two women that restore gardens professionally. Every episode has a murder to solve while they are working on restoring a garden. You can find the first three seasons on YouTube by searching for Rosemary and Thyme.

    I love the look of British gardens and many have been groomed for decades if not centuries. Mine will never look like those in the series. It boggles my mind at the total replacement of soil and plants that they go through to get a certain look. But of course they are working on gardens for rich people.

    Have a great garden tour day.

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    • Susy on July 23, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll definitely look into it!

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