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    Extreme DIY Homeowner Scuba_Dave's Avatar
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    Default Not quite Holland

    But I tried, over 6,000 bulbs planted a few years ago plus perennials
    Also some cherry trees planted out front - only 4-5' high but getting some cherries already









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    My perennial gardens out back are getting overgrown
    When we bought the house there weren't any gardens out back
    I started giving away perennials to other people
    Black-eyed Susan's I throw out every year as "weeds"
    The hummingbirds started coming the year after I planted these:





    I have different colored lupines, they grow from seed
    I've been giving them away too




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    I've had Praying Mantis in the yard the past few years. Every Spring when I clean up I look for their egg sacs. 2008 was the 1st year I found a Praying Mantis in the new front gardens





    And hummingbirds do rest in the garden



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    How refreshing to see all of the bright flowers. Praying Mantis are very interesting creatures aren't they? Thanks for sharing the photos.

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    Yes, they are very interesting. They give me a start every time I find one. They don't move all that far day to day, even knowing where they are it can take a while to locate them

    I need to come up with e better support system for my tomato's in my veggie garden, they grow up to 8' tall. I grow & use sunflowers to tie them, off. But then the sunflowers take up water & nutrients



    Same area later:



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    Thanks, the only garden when we moved in was along the front of the house - which faces North

    I added a garden along the front driveway, front fence, side fence, side of the house, all along the stockade fence out back, along 2 of the 3 pool fences, along the 2nd driveway, raised 8' garden out by pool seating area, & along the new deck

    Still working on the back stockade fence, & I'll be putting a garden in along the side of the new garage

    Here is one of the pumpkins I grew this year
    That's a 5g bucket it is sitting on



    and my son with the pumpkin

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