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Structure 2: Arches

Here Lulu leads the way into the backyard.   We got her from the Frankfort humane society in 1998, shortly after we bought the house. Arches are some great bang for the buck for a lot of reasons: They point out … Continue reading

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Structure 1: Porch

Structure is almost the most important thing in making a garden look good, and it’s where I fall short.  Alas, the salary from my day job does not afford me fripperies such as brick or stone walls or paths, terracing, … Continue reading

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Garden May 2012

  This spring we must have gotten the right weather at the right time, because everything bloomed wonderfully [if terrifyingly early].  Here are photos.   The big one trying to tear down the porch at left is Awakening.  Bob said he … Continue reading

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The argument for once-blooming roses: Exhibit A

If you are lucky enough to live in Zone 7 or south, you can grow White Lady Banks [Rosa Banksiae] and Yellow Lady Banks, and this lovely: Rosa fortuniana.  It’s thought to be a naturally occurring hybrid between white Lady … Continue reading

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