“Small Garden on a Steep Slope” by Peter Rittenhouse

“Small Garden on a Steep Slope” by Peter Rittenhouse

Garden description: This little garden was created from scratch with the permission of my HOA. It is on a somewhat difficult spot. The space was limited to 30×8′. The slope is back to front and side to side. The area gets limited sun during the first half of the day.

Who are the gardeners? I am a retired single man living in a new construction condo community. I got permission to create a garden the full depth of my house but no wider than eight feet. I’m a long time novice gardener. I got great joy in seeing this come together. I’m anxious to see how it develops and grows next year.

Why do you garden? Gardening brings me great joy and relaxation. I do it for myself and for others to enjoy.

How has gardening impacted you during this time? This is a from scratch garden and the pandemic delayed installation by 8 months.

What do you have in your garden? My garden contains azaleas, a holly tree, a weeping cherry, several hosta, spirea, a climbing rose, hydrangeas, coreopsis, daylilies plus some annuals. There are two tiny gardens by my entry and I used some of the same materials. There is a wonderful birdhouse as a focal point at the top of the garden that was a gift from old friends.

Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? I have had a few insects attacking my rose bush but insecticidal soap seems to have solved the problem.

 

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“Coleus Among Us” by Rebecca Tagle

“Coleus Among Us” by Rebecca Tagle

Garden description: This is our front porch haven & has had its challenges over the years but this year it has flourished! Since we had a tree planted by DCH 6 years ago the front of our home has become increasingly shaded which we love…& so do this year’s Coleus! My window boxes have never looked so abundant! (neither have my ferns & hydrangea!) I have had quite a few people stop to ask me if they can take pictures! It’s been so much fun (& challenging) to find something that works on our porch!

Who are the gardeners: I have always loved gardening since I was a little girl! My Mother loved color & texture & that’s my favorite part of garden!

Why do you garden: Relaxation & challenging myself to find flowers/plants that work in my space, soil & local temperature.

 How has gardening impacted you during this time: I actually think my window boxes & plants look so good because I’ve been home & giving them more attention! We have been definitely good to each other!!!
 

What do you have in your garden? Coleus, Creeping Jennie, Various Ferns, Hydrangea, Corn Flower & Sedum.

Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? Nope

 

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“Enchanted Country Flower Garden” by Tanya M Walsh

“Enchanted Country Flower Garden” by Tanya M Walsh

Garden description: A variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, and a few veggies plants. 1 raised bed, rest of the beds are normal. Well maintained and beautiful gardens.

Who are the gardeners: My family and myself.

Why do you garden: Stress relief and enjoyable activity.

How has gardening impacted you during this time: We have gardened now more than ever.

What do you have in your garden? Flowers, vegetables, herbs, and fruit plants.

Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? Yes, insects. We use seven pesticides.

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“A ‘Knockout Rose’ Garden” by Greg Young

“A ‘Knockout Rose’ Garden” by Greg Young

Garden description: Knockout Roses

Who are the gardeners: Greg Young and Erin Connelly

Why do you garden: For the fresh food for salads and dinners!

How has gardening impacted you during this time: It’s been a welcome distraction and something we can enjoy together.

What do you have in your garden? Knockout Roses. We also have a small garden adjacent to it that we’re growing several varieties of tomatoes, arugula, spinach, lettuce, peppers, and pumpkins.

Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? No.

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“My Oasis” by Bryan Dunaj

“My Oasis” by Bryan Dunaj

Garden description: My Garden is an extension of my home. A pleasant Oasis. Stepping from the rigors of life to a time gone by of relaxation and leisure. An oasis that provides refuge, relief, and pleasant contrast to life.

Who are the gardeners: I am 69 and always have worked with gardening. Traveled extensively for business and always returned home with ant seed that I could collect coast to coast. Worked for Nature Company and Discovery Channel Retail.

Why do you garden: The garden is my Domain and Sanctuary.

How has gardening impacted you during this time: I am retired and Gardening gives you a sense of purpose and accomplishment. I work part time for Lowes Home Improvement in the outside garden and water all the plants.

What do you have in your garden? Cymbidium Orchids, Azaleas, Ferns. Giant Bird Of Paradise. Red Poppies, Iris, Climbing Yellow Jasmine, Clivia, Ivy Geranium, and watched over by St Francis of Assisi for Nature lovers and gardens.

Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? No.

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