for everyone who wants
to know what Gail and Abby are doing all summer and fall
(and why we often do not answer emails right away!) ............
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front garden in midsummer.
up the front walk to the house . . . |
|We have two in-ground water ponds . . . . . . . . .|
The Koi Pond as you come down the front steps. This was our first pond.
It became the "Koi Pond" when the koi became so large they dug up all
the water plants and needed a home alone.
The koi will come up and eat out of your hand and allow you to pet
them. We have five koi, the three large ones you can see and two
smaller ones that are younger by about 5 years.
Abby created her own above ground water garden
this spring. Like Grandma she had to have garden statues to finish the look.
Water Gardens are fun and can be kept in any
container that will hold water, just remember to
put a comple little fish in to control mosquitoes.
|The gardens are full of statues that we have collected over the years . . . . . . . . .|
Angels . . . .
The IMAGINE FOUNTAIN
found as you walk up the front walk.
|and the flowers just go on and on . . . . . . . . .|
This summer's project was creating space for the gliding swing
by the front walk way. It looks at the lotus pond and is a wonderful
place to spend time just enjoying life!
photo on the left shows the garden from
have a Harrelson apple, a Jonathon apple,
Gail's favorite - the Lilies
Great Grandma's favorite
deep red Lilies
Notice the unusual lily with petals
of different colors. I just think
this flower is so interesting!
|and the vegetable garden . . . . . . . . .|
Looking in over the garden gate in early summer.
Beans in the foreground then the tomatoes and corn
fills the back section of the garden.
The side by the shed offers shade
with the help of a young ash tree
that is now about 10 years old to
the raspberries and Brussels sports.