Garden description: My garden has been growing/maturing for over 20 years. It is what I do when the stress of real life becomes overwhelming. Around the edge of each bed, I plant veggies!

Who are the gardeners? I am the gardener. My husband is the lawn and bush trimmer. My grand babies like to help cut flowers and water, but I weed and feed, pull and plant, prune and move flowers and plants. I am a counselor by trade and gardener by choice. My garden is a reflection of my personality!

Why do you garden? Gardening is relaxing and rewarding. It is hard work but provides gradual and ongoing gratification. The Plants don’t disagree or argue and they never talk back! They grow and flourish or show me what they need to grow and flourish. They teach me patience and problem solving skills!

How has gardening impacted you during this time? More people have walked by, enjoyed, photographed, and commented on my garden during Covid than ever before. I’ve gotten to know more people in the past 2 years than during the prior 25 years living in this home. My garden has been a blessing for myself, my family, and the many people who get to see it every day.

What do you have in your garden? Peonies, Dahlias; Lilies; Columbine; Goats Beard; Delphinium; Yarrow; Poppies, Daisy’s; Iris; Rose Root; Kiwi; Marigolds; Pansies; Dianthus; Shooting Stars; Trollius Wild Geranium; Roses; Snow on the Mountain; Bleeding Hearts; Nastursiums; numerous berry bushes.

Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? Aphids: I spray w/water where possible. Cutworms: In the spring, I disturb the soil beneath the plants they like to eat. This destroys the eggs and minimizes the amount of damage they can do. Powdery Mildew: No idea how to control/eliminate this. Slugs: I save egg shells, crush them and sprinkle under plants they love to eat.

 

 

 

 

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