Created by: Gansettgardner
Project

Garden of Love

What was your source for this garden project? Other Tell us more about what inspired you. My husband and I bought our house from his late grandfather, who was an avid gardener. But as age crept up on him his ability to garden declined. So the grass came and just a few stayed. We had a Silver Maple that was dying due to a Wisteria choke out. So down it came and the inspiration to start his garden started. It is now 50 feet in length and about 23 at its widest. I still have his daylillies, hibiscus, irises, and dahlias. In the spring my garden is full of daffodils. This was mothers favorite flower and we would plant about 10 bulbs a year. I now still carry that tradition. My daughter and I have also started a new tradition that we plant sunflowers every year that are so tall we pick them out her window. Although this year they seemed to be a favorite of the bunnies. I also have peony bushes, I am the 5 What type of item is this? Plant or Flower How would you describe the style of your project? Whimsical How would you describe the style of your project? Traditional How would you describe the style of your project? Romantic How would you describe the style of your project? Casual What are you most proud of? My Gerber daisies are also 5 years old. (An annual here in RI). That I did it all by hand. Not one piece of machinery. That all the sod was reused in the yard elsewhere. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Your whole yard will be in different zones. Gardens protected from northwind in the northeast winter better. Use oak leaves, leave the residual annuals all year under the oak leaves they will usually self seed.

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Gansettgardner made Garden of Love with:

  • hands love memories oh yeah shovel pitch fork and a screen my husband made for me to take away the unwanted weeds and left over grass

Project Description

What was your source for this garden project? Other Tell us more about what inspired you. My husband and I bought our house from his late grandfather, who was an avid gardener. But as age crept up on him his ability to garden declined. So the grass came and just a few stayed. We had a Silver Maple that was dying due to a Wisteria choke out. So down it came and the inspiration to start his garden started. It is now 50 feet in length and about 23 at its widest. I still have his daylillies, hibiscus, irises, and dahlias. In the spring my garden is full of daffodils. This was mothers favorite flower and we would plant about 10 bulbs a year. I now still carry that tradition. My daughter and I have also started a new tradition that we plant sunflowers every year that are so tall we pick them out her window. Although this year they seemed to be a favorite of the bunnies. I also have peony bushes, I am the 5 What type of item is this? Plant or Flower How would you describe the style of your project? Whimsical How would you describe the style of your project? Traditional How would you describe the style of your project? Romantic How would you describe the style of your project? Casual What are you most proud of? My Gerber daisies are also 5 years old. (An annual here in RI). That I did it all by hand. Not one piece of machinery. That all the sod was reused in the yard elsewhere. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Your whole yard will be in different zones. Gardens protected from northwind in the northeast winter better. Use oak leaves, leave the residual annuals all year under the oak leaves they will usually self seed.

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