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Posted by vtskiers z6a CentralCT (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 27, 06 at 16:24

You asked for it-late August.

Naturally, a Schnauzer welcome

A wider view

Those Castor Bean plants in 4" pots are a real deal when you figure they grow into this...lol.

Just a miscellaneous grouping of stuff around the cheap iron bench I found at Homegoods.

Kitchen window box

View of the new hot tub area from the garage. When we decided to site the tub here I was concerned that it would be the first thing people would see when they came to the door but you wouldn't believe how many people asked "What hot tub?" last night when we mentioned we had one.

BANANA! Tom painted the garage door lavender but it looks light blue in all the pictures.

Front door and a real Schnauzer welcome.

Charles Grimaldi is definitely not as florifeous this year as last even though the entire plant wintered over dormant in the basement.

Enough already, right?

Sue


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Nope, not enough. I have work to do but I'd rather look at your fabu-fabu gardens!
Lavender door! YES! Looks good with the agastache too I bet!


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Sue, THANK YOU! I loved going through these. Everything is looking so tropical and lush! One of my all time favorite gardens. I wouldn't get tired of seeing it if you posted pictures every week. Never enough of this eye candy! Oh and the lavender door is a nice touch (says the person with purple doors).

Eden


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Hail, Sue!!!!

Martie, bowing at the waist with arms outstretched:-)


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Sue, yabba dabba do!!! Just wonderful! I love them all, I'm so sad I missed your party yesterday. All the plantings look so lush and perfectly maintained. I'm never, ever going to believe you again when you say things are a mess. I just love all the window boxes and that banana! Very cool!

OK I'm going to stop typing and go and look at all these photos again.

Deanne


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Do gardeners ever get tired of fabulous garden pictures??? These are fantabulous! I'm glad that you posted pictures for us so that all your hard work really gets appreciated. This was my first year with castor beans. They are pretty cool. Yours is sited well. I put several in large containers as well. Thanks again for the tour.

Michelle


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Gorgeous, lush, tropical -- wow, you're really doing a lot with annuals too -- it's gives it such a lot of punch! You must work very hard every nite to keep up with it, Sue. Thanks for sharing -- it's looking like stills for a garden mag layout!! I adore how you've masked the hot tub area -- it truly is another little garden room.

--Cindy


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Beautiful photos Sue! We had a great time on Saturday evening and both hubby and I enjoyed our stroll around the ENTIRE garden.

Most of the plants that Sue and I have in common are so much larger in her garden. What is in the soil there LOL?


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Sue.... Looking good! Love the kitchen window box, and the blooming brug is giving me hopes...:-)
The variegated colocasia (by the Schnauzer in the front door) looks like mine, including it's size.
Wow! That banana sure is large!
Thanks for the beauty.

Marian


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Oh wow, what a gorgeous garden! It looks wonderful Sue. Inspirational!

Tina


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Thanks folks! Sometimes I go through periods where I just don't like any of the pictures I take and stop taking them altogether. Now that so many plants are getting the end of season ratties, the photo ops are going to be less and less.

Monique, you and Les were just about the only guests the other night who spent any time looking at the garden. I don't know why some of my plants get so big. Mindy was saying the same thing when she was here in June. I don't water any more than I absolutely have to and the soil in the older garden areas isn't anything exceptional. Maybe it's the part shade-stuff doesn't get as stressed?

Hi Tina, thanks for stopping by!

Sue


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Beautiful pics! Wow!
I love your house! It gave me a real cozy feeling.
What a wonderful place to live! You have done such a wondeful job.....keeping these pics for inspiration.

Haziemoon


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Sue, Your gardens and hardscapes all blend so well together. It just looks great to me. I have problems with plants getting tall here. I think it is because of shorter sun time. The sun goes over a ridge to the west. We never get to see a sunset here.


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Thanks for sharing- love your garden! I especially love the wide shots like your hot tub picture.


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Sue, your photos and gardens are spectacular! And I love your combos of annuals, tropicals and perennials. Thanks for the eye candy and inspiration!


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