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Mon Oct 27, 2014, 12:58 PM

What's in your fantasy garden?

I love English cottage gardens so for me: winding stone paths, a small foot bridge over a tiny stream and pond, lily pads, koi, irises, low stone walls overgrown with ivy, an herb garden, a classic field stone wishing well, 2 topiaries and a Hobbit (sod) house or a small hut with a thatched roof, an arbor, loaded grape vines, blueberries, sunflowers, a meditation bench facing the sunset, a hot tub and an outdoor kitchen.

Yours?

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Reply What's in your fantasy garden? (Original post)
KurtNYC Oct 2014 OP
Xyzse Oct 2014 #1
NightWatcher Oct 2014 #2
ailsagirl Oct 2014 #3
elleng Oct 2014 #4
NRaleighLiberal Oct 2014 #5
orleans Oct 2014 #6
KurtNYC Oct 2014 #12
geardaddy Oct 2014 #7
Kali Oct 2014 #8
NV Whino Oct 2014 #9
malthaussen Oct 2014 #10
LiberalEsto Oct 2014 #11
blogslut Oct 2014 #13
applegrove Oct 2014 #14
shenmue Oct 2014 #15
Tom Ripley Oct 2014 #16
femmocrat Oct 2014 #17
Bosonic Oct 2014 #18
blackcrowflies Oct 2014 #19
Hatchling Oct 2014 #20

Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 12:59 PM

1. Koi Pond and Bridge!

Definitely Koi Pond and Bridge.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 01:04 PM

2. a nice chaise lounge in the shade, oh and



lotsa lotsa pot

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 01:11 PM

3. Exactly what you described

Maybe someday...

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 01:11 PM

4. One of these



and some of these!



Its no fantasy!!!

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 01:15 PM

5. oh my. Perfectly draining soil, no clay or rocks or disease.

No deer or critters around that mandate fencing. Plenty of space to grow all of the heirloom and other breeding project tomatoes, peppers and eggplant on my wishlist to grow - we are talking acres. And while we are at it, knees that don't have torn ACLs so that I can spend hours out there and not ache afterwards!

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 02:03 PM

6. there is a gazebo with a winding stone path leading to it

it is decorated with "fairy lights" (small, multi-colored xmas lite strands)

there is a quiet sound of crickets. the moon is a crescent.

sitting in the gazebo is my mom. she has a glass of iced tea she is drinking. there is a glass waiting for me. she smiles as i approach and says my name. i am overjoyed to be with her again.

it is a perfect summer evening.

i sit down beside her and wrap my arms around her. she hugs me back.

today is the fifth anniversary of her passing.

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Response to orleans (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 06:57 PM

12. nice

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 02:18 PM

7. Hops, grapes, blueberries

raspberries, and turnips.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 02:20 PM

8. one that comes with a gardner/landscaper

that can read my mind

productive with fruits and vegs, but plenty of green and flowers too, a water feature - maybe some gold fish and frogs, nice clean seating in both sun and shade

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 04:13 PM

9. Anything except raccoons

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 04:16 PM

10. A jug of wine, a loaf of bread...

... and I suspect you may know the rest.

-- Mal

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 04:28 PM

11. Roses!

 

A sacred grove surrounded by a spiral walk.
A nice potting shed.
Lots of healthy dogwood trees.
Native Maryland plants.
A small raised bed vegetable garden.
Irises.
Blueberries.

Actually, with the exception of the spiral walk, potting shed and dogwoods, that is my garden.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 07:38 PM

13. Living plants

I am a notorious plant-killer. Sadly, I'm an apartment dweller with no balcony/patio and hanging/affixing plants by my one window is not possible. I'm stuck with gathering a few hearty plants under a lamp with a CFL bulb. It's better than nothing and so far, the greenies are still alive.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 07:39 PM

14. A rock garden with wild strawberries, snapdragons, sweet peas

surrounded by forest.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 07:45 PM

15. If I had my druthers:

A decent patch of flowers

Parakeets

A bench

Some trees

A walking path

Colorful fishies

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 12:19 AM

16. Poppies and nymphs

 

Was that a Marc Bolan song?

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 10:48 AM

17. A proper colonial herb garden:

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 11:00 AM

18. The secret entrance to my vast underground base

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 04:29 PM

19. a garden that someone else weeds

 

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 06:36 PM

20. Elven gardeners. nt

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