September 24, 2021

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Lea’s Garden

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Today we’re in New England visiting Lea’s garden.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA pretty magical image of a beautiful garden—it looks like Lea has combined every possible shade of green to make this perfectly lush image come together.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThis is Lea’s “Moss Mandala,” part of a bigger garden that she calls “The Puddle Garden,” as it fills with water for up to five months of the year. Everything planted in that area can take moist soil and survive the flooding. Lea raised this area up 8 inches, but it still gets flooded. The Moss Mandala is made up of Scotch and Irish moss (Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’ and Sagina subulata, Zones 4–8), which, despite their common name, are not true mosses but rather tiny flowering plants that mimic the look of moss to create this beautiful pattern.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA beautiful grassy walk through the garden includes stepping-stones set here and there in the turf. Sinking the stones down in the ground a little makes for easy mowing.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA diversity of trees and shrubs, many of them conifers in different colors and forms, creates a tapestry of different shades of green as the backdrop. In front, the white blooms of a panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata, Zones 3–9) glow against the dark greens behind them.

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.

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