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173 in Bloom - the side yard

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Now we move onto the Side Yard portion of this mini-series about the various flower beds and gardens here at 173.  I'm not spending a lot of time on before pictures, but here's a picture to simply show from whence we started back in '97...

And away we go!














Next up on the blog - the back yard!

173 in Bloom - the corner beds

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The last post highlights the front yard here at 173 and, while the front yard is okay, it's just that - okay.  But now we move to the corner beds.  I know that's kind of a wonky name but really - I don't know what else to call it.  When we first got 173 there was a hedge of spirea that stretched from the corner of the porch to the corner of the front yard where the two sidewalks meet (173 is a corner lot).


I loved the spirea but in winter they were bare and bent and looked a mess, and when you live in upstate New York - winter can last a long time!  Down came the spirea and in went a fence, which afforded the opportunity to have two different beds...the front yard side and the side yard side (lots of 'sides' in that sentence!). 


You can see the side yard bed is planted with a beautiful mix of perennials and annuals, while the front yard bed is right full of evergreens!


And now...without further ado...












173 in Bloom: The Front Yard

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I'm resisting the temptation to do "before and after" pictures in this mini-series about the gardening here at 173.  Rather, this series is about what IS here!  So, without further ado, here are some pictures straight out of the 173 front yard - 2018 edition:



The hollies are an homage to my grandmother who had hollies in her front yard in Mountour Falls!







There's a little trip around the front yard.  It's a little deceiving because one whole side of the front yard isn't represented because it'll be including in the next post - the corner beds!