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GRLT Garden Tour #4

July 22nd, 2015

We’re on to the next garden in the George River Land Trust garden tour series. This was a small garden, very typical of what most of us probably have and work in. It was well done, with lots of interesting details. There were lots of edible plants tucked in throughout, the owners enjoy providing vegetables for their own table.
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I particularly loved the typical shake siding with the light blue door, such a fantastic combo. The greenhouse on the back deck made from sliding glass doors was also fantastic. Mr Chiots and I paid particular attention to this since we have been collecting doors to build one for our garden.

What do you like about this garden?

7 Comments to “GRLT Garden Tour #4”
  1. Misti on July 22, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Ah, nicely manicured gardens…I wish I had the time again!

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  2. Chris on July 22, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Wow, you have no shortage of gorgeous homes back there! Love the grass paths between the plantings and of course the stone one. And the window boxes!

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  3. bonnie knox on July 22, 2015 at 9:54 am

    It’s so convenient to have the tools hanging under the deck. The whole work area under and next to the deck is a great idea, I think.
    Everything is lovely.

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  4. Jaye Whitney on July 22, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I love their use of color in the garden and on the house (window boxes).

    I think the grass pathways are nice as well, too often I’m thinking of what to use to cover when I should be embracing what’s already there.

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  5. Wendy on July 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Love the greenhouse! I just picked up two free windows yesterday on the side of the road with the intent of using them for cold frames, but I joked to my husband that maybe I’d start saving them for a greenhouse–I think he’s a little worried! :)

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  6. PennyAshevilleNC on July 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    HOPS! I grow them each year and they save my life every night. I use 2-3 dried hops and a sleepy tea to calm my overactive mind for sleep. Best thing I ever tried!

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  7. David The Good on July 22, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    I love the informal herb/flower bed in the second photo. I’ve created a similar perennial bed right at one end of my annual garden – check it out:

    That’s actually a Japanese persimmon tucked right into the middle. With a little judicious pruning, they make a great addition. The perennials also host a lot of good insects that protect the rest of your gardens. These folks are doing it right.

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