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Our Gardens This Spring

Our beautiful Japanese Maple is blooming again. It loves this particular spot and is self sufficient.  It is by our front door steps.  There is a waterfall on the the other side of this tree and goes under the walkway and flows into a small pond.

I was trying to capture a photo of our resident Bull frog.  He lives in the small pond by the walkway.
He is sitting on a fake frog and I thought it would make a cute photo.  As soon as I walked by to get a better shot, he jumped into the water.





I love these Yellow Lady Bank roses. They always bloom in the spring. The fence is great for them to climb.  They add an elegant and dramatic look to our gardens with their cascading masses of tiny, buttery yellow blooms.



Years ago, after my first cancer and surgery, I planted each and every one of those tiny St. John's Wort plants.

Beautiful blooms  line up along a decomposed granite path.  It leads to the sand volleyball court.

This is our view below the pool area.  We have about three acres fenced.  The rest is natural
These are oak trees.
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We have lots of Rosemary in the front yard and back.  The bees are very busy around here.
There's a glimpse of our yard this year.  We have been working in the yard a little at a time.
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  1. What a gorgeous yard! I love the variation of blooms.

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    1. Thanks Lauren. We do enjoy our gardens and blooms.

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  2. Linda, your gardens are exquisite! How lovely! ♥

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    1. Thank you. Just think years ago, there wasn't any landscaping. One by one, we planted them all.

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  3. It's all so beautiful Linda! You guys have such a wonderful location. Love seeing the plants coming alive and blooming. What kind of trees are those that are growing near the sand volleyball court. Is that the same as are seen in the distance on the mountainside?

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    1. Thank you. We have lots oak trees, however there is a very large curly willow I planted years ago. I stuck a little piece in the ground and it grew into a beautiful tree.

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  4. How spectacular, Linda! I love everything and I think even with planting a little at a time, you have a very lush and full garden.

    I love St John's wort. And the bullfrogs are everywhere at the lake. I love to sit outdoors at night and hear their relentless mating call! :)

    Jane

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  5. Such beautiful gardens! And your very own bullfrog too!

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    1. Thanks Debra. We love our gardens, views and privacy. I keep waiting to find the perfect opportunity to take a picture of the Bull frog.

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  6. It is all so lovely!!! I enjoyed just looking at the pics so I can only imagine how much YOU enjoy BEING there!!!

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  7. Great post dear! Love your garden! xx
    Vesna - Home Chic Club
    http://vesna-kreativnostidrugesitnice.blogspot.rs/

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  8. Oh Linda, your property is glorious! That little Japanese maple is a dream for us, but out here, their survival is very sketchy. Your gardens, your home, PERFECTION! Happy Sunday!

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  9. Very pretty! It is nice to see so much lush green. We are beginning to green up here in Ky. Our yard crew came on Friday to mow and tidy up things. Yay for spring! Sheila

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  10. Thank you for sharing a few glimpses of your beautiful yard, Linda. Everyone you turn, there's something gorgeous to see. Seeing all those St. John's Wort plants and knowing that you planted each one after your first cancer and surgery, must've been a labor of love and healing for you. Love and God Bless You!

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  11. Linda, your home is beautiful and your landscaping is gorgeous! It's such a serene and peaceful area. I can just imagine setting near the waterfall listening to its' soothing sound.

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  12. It's more than amazing..so blessed with those vistas..those Lady Banks..be still my heart!

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  13. The garden looks amazing, Linda. Happy first day of spring!
    Amalia
    xo

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  14. Linda! What a beautiful garden!
    Have a lovely Sunday

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  15. We had many bull frogs at the pond at the old house. We have several frogs here but I have onky seen 2 or 3 so far this year. As soon as it warms up some they will all be back! Your home and gardens are just exquisite! And your view is gorgeous. I wish we lived in a more moderate climate where we could have things blooming all year. So, I can live vicariously through you!! Happy Easter week and happy Spring!

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  16. Oh gosh, this just takes my breath away, Linda! I woke up to SNOW again this morning. *sigh* Why did my ancestors have to settle in Ohio & make it so hard to leave family after that????

    Your gardens are just spectacular! It must feed your soul to be able to walk out there & drink in all that beauty. You are blessed, Hon, truly.

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  17. Absolutely beautiful, Linda. You've created a sanctuary. xo

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  18. Just breath-taking, Linda! So glad for you that you've had lots of rain - very welcome, I'm sure. Everything looks so lush! We're at that ugly stage when the last of the snow has gone and all the grass and trees are still dead or dormant, lol.
    Whatcha doing for Easter, WW? xoox

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  19. Your property is so nice Linda...Love the view and palm trees!! I miss those being in Iowa.

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  20. Wow, such great views no matter where you turn. Your gardens are so pretty!

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  21. Simply stunning, Linda
    Your garden is beautiful. Where do you live? Utopia?
    Try a telephoto lens for the bull frog . . at a distance.
    Have a wonderful Easter . . . :)

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  22. What a beautiful yard you have, Linda. It looks so peaceful and meditative. I think I would be out there every chance I got!! :)

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  23. Linda, this just couldn't be any prettier! I love it!

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  24. Your home and yard are gorgeous. Please tell me you have help keeping up with it all. I do know I'd be sitting out there just admiring it all everyday.

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