September 24, 2021

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Visiting Dana’s Garden

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Today Sue Hughes is sharing a friend’s beautiful garden.

I’d like to share the beautiful garden of my neighbor and friend Dana Kline. I spent the day in her garden with her and her dog Hadley and thought it would be fun to share my photos of it with other gardeners on Garden Photo of the Day! Dana’s garden is in the historic Schenley Farms neighborhood in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh (Zone 6b). She started this garden in 2004, and it’s constantly changing with the seasons. These photos are what July looks like, and as you can imagine, spring, autumn, and even winter each has its own seasonal highlights.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsWith Dana at the garden gate, a huge trumpet vine (Campsis radicans, Zones 4–9) arches overhead.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsLooking down the path into the garden, masses of smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens, Zones 3–9) line the path to the right. I love how lush and full the plantings are.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThis view of the garden from the patio is perfectly framed by the stunning iron work.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsPotted geraniums (Pelargonium hybrids, Zones 9–11 or as annuals) rest on an architectural piece turned garden art.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe garden pond has beautiful iron work over it to keep out raccoons and pests.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsHadley the dog likes watching the fish and frogs safely on the other side of the iron barrier.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsLush, overflowing garden beds are framed by a neatly trimmed lawn and hedges.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAn antique pedestal makes a centerpiece in the garden.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA beautiful rose shows how the flowers change in color as they age.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsDana and Hadley are enjoying the house and the garden.

Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!

To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.

If you want to send photos in separate emails to the GPOD email box that is just fine.

Have a mobile phone? Tag your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #FineGardening!

You don’t have to be a professional garden photographer – check out our garden photography tips!

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