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Your garden looks natural. It's adorable!
 
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I just knew your garden would be magnificent! The colors, textures, contrast of heights--wonderful. Thank you for taking us for a stroll through your lovely garden and showing us your beautiful plants. All I can say is "ahhhhh.....".
 
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Just gorgeous, Esther! I saw (I think) what I call grape ivy in the sixth photo of your second post. It's everywhere here, I killed off several a few weeks ago but left some along the front fence - I keep it trimmed back though because it takes over otherwise. Did you plant it on purpose?

Also love your almost-white hostas. It's clear you've spent a lot of time creating your garden!
 
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Just gorgeous, Esther! I saw (I think) what I call grape ivy in the sixth photo of your second post. It's everywhere here, I killed off several a few weeks ago but left some along the front fence - I keep it trimmed back though because it takes over otherwise. Did you plant it on purpose?

Also love your almost-white hostas. It's clear you've spent a lot of time creating your garden!
Are you talking about the leaves to the corner top left? Because there is no ivy in my gardens.
 
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Are you talking about the leaves to the corner top left? Because there is no ivy in my gardens.
Yes, what the heck are those? Here are mine...this stuff grows wild around here. These are the ones I've left on one corner of the front fence. Lots of little tendrils and extremely fast-growing.

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@Beth_B Awwww, that my dear are yellow wax bells. I have two of them. they are a good size and have returned from a hard base every year. Its a stand alone plant, no stacking, no vines,, just comes up straight from the ground each spring.
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I have a pic of what they will look like. They bloom in August. Had them there going on 15 years now.
 
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This is a very beautiful and rich garden.

So many beautiful and colorful vegetation and the butterflies add their own beauty. You should be proud!
 
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Posting some pics of the front of the house foundation plantings. Ignore the weeds. and posting some pics of the front left garden---when you see nothing but Rhodos and hostas that is that garden, I keep that one simple. Just Hostas and Rhodos, one or two spider warts, and one ground cover that needs yanking out now and then. So my weeding in that garden seems to be only wild violets. Then there is some of the back garden again. These were taken yesterday 7/15/16. I do have a video I have to upload from June. Anyway enjoy.
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Thank you Esther. I love a stroll around your garden. So many questions. I don't know where to start. What I do know is that I must work on my attempts at my planting around tree trunks. My idea behind the idea was that there would be no need to tidy up with the whipper snipper after mowing so it would look neat and lush. Mmmmmmm, i need to work on the lush after seeing yours.;) What is the foliage you have planted there looking so lovely? I used what I had been given as cuttings, 2 plants that were meant to take over so the mowing around would keep it from spreading. Ajuga which looks OK at the moment but really a bit spartan. It looks pretty good in other parts of my garden. Maybe competing with tree roots...i dont know.
 

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