Friends and Family Gardens
I love seeing other peoples' gardens. I have learned the most from sharing tips with my friends and family. Sharing your tips and learning from other gardeners has always been a big part of my garden experiences. Skip down to the bottom of the page to share your garden with us. Keep reading to learn more about my family and their gardens.
On my home page, I’ve told you about my childhood with gardens, but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about my sisters’ gardens.
My parents have made gardeners of all their daughters, and both of my sisters have gardened all their lives, too. Both of them live on properties that have more space than I do and both of them have created amazing gardens from what was originally wooded hillsides when they purchased their properties.
One sister bought property that was completely wooded that they had to partially clear to build a new house. Originally, they cleared only enough space to build the house and gradually from there they have added yard, gardens, pool and outbuildings.
Click here to see Sharons Cottage Garden.
The other sister bought an old, neglected Victorian property that backed up to a hill and included a wild untended space that dropped to a river. In addition to renovating the house, and starting a bed and breakfast, they have renovated the gardens surrounding the house, and built a beautiful side garden and an incredible back garden that is working its way down the hill.
The Park Street Inn Garden in Malone,N.Y. is the result of all their hard work.
I need to add that both of my brothers’ in law are handy with a hammer and have built the most adorable garden sheds in their gardens. It’s not necessary, but it sure is nice to know someone who can build sheds, fences, arbors, rock walls or patios for your garden spaces.
My parents also have several grandchildren who are now grown and have become avid gardeners. Life has taken us to different parts of the country, but the urge to garden has gone wherever we have traveled. I now have relatives in Nevada (check out Joe's Farm below), central and northern New York, Tennesee, and Wisconsin. All have spectacular gardens that have been created new or reclaimed from neglected and overgrown properties.
This is a picture of the only documented pumpkin-therefore the winner of the great pumpkin contest that several of my reletives took part i afew years ago. All of the seedlings came from the same six pack and were handed out to people. This is my sister's pumpkin in Malone, NY.
In days that follow I hope to share with you vegetable and perennial gardens in all of these places. I am also extending the invitation to you. Would you like to share your garden? I would love to see it.
Joe's Farm -
(a garden in the Nevada desert!)
Sharons Cottage Garden
Tennessee Vegetable Garden
Vegetable Garden Harvest
Start a Vegetable Garden
Sharons Cottage Garden
The Park Street Inn Garden
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