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Want to see my back yard, deck?

post #1 of 26
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Just snapped some pics for my mom this morning of the work we've done in the back yard, so I thought I'd share them with you. I also took a little movie of our pond Jerry built me, so if anyone would like to see it, just let me know.

The deck right outside of our back door. Just some shots of some of my flowers. I bought the birdhouse in the middle with the sunflowers in Amish country last Saturday.


I just love violas.


One of my geranium plants. This flower is red and white. Very pretty!


a shot of the pond


The one corner of our back yard

bigger pic of the flower garden in back with pond


rhoderdendrun bush my girlfriend Lorraine gave me this spring.
post #2 of 26
Wow, what a beautiful garden you have!
post #3 of 26
Oh it's lovely Susie! Are their any fish in the pond?!

What a shame i can't bring plants across
post #4 of 26
Thanks for sharing! I love the colour of your violas...
post #5 of 26
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Nope, no fishes Susan...I don't want to be the cause of any fish deaths!
post #6 of 26
Lovely Susie!! I love the way you made it look like the flowers were spilling out of the bucket in the second to last shot. You have quite the green thumb!
post #7 of 26
Susie! I love seeing your garden! Your decked area looks lovely! The little bird houses are so cute!

Your geranium is one of the ones with the double head, isn't it?! I love them! I'm planning to get some for the garden at the house!

The pond is great! Have you got a slope on the edge so that when frogs are in season, the little legged tadpoles will be able to get out?!
post #8 of 26
What a beautiful garden Susie! You really know your way around a plant
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sar
Susie! I love seeing your garden! Your decked area looks lovely! The little bird houses are so cute!

Your geranium is one of the ones with the double head, isn't it?! I love them! I'm planning to get some for the garden at the house!

The pond is great! Have you got a slope on the edge so that when frogs are in season, the little legged tadpoles will be able to get out?!


Yep, it's all slopped for the tadpoles!
Thanks everyone for the compliments.
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Yep, it's all slopped for the tadpoles!
I didn't want them to get stuck! Don't you just love seeing them paddling around when they have both their legs and tails!

Have you got any snails for the pond? They'll keep it clean for you! How do I know all about ponds?!

Where do you get all the little bird houses from?
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sar
I didn't want them to get stuck! Don't you just love seeing them paddling around when they have both their legs and tails!

Have you got any snails for the pond? They'll keep it clean for you! How do I know all about ponds?!

Where do you get all the little bird houses from?
Oh gees, I would get somebody that knows about ponds.....now I have to go get some snails.....hummmm, I wonder where you buy those?
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Oh gees, I would get somebody that knows about ponds.....now I have to go get some snails.....hummmm, I wonder where you buy those?


It is such a shame you don't live closer! My Auntie's pond is inundated by snails! I'm not sure what they think about shipping pond snails though!
post #13 of 26
Snails breed easily.... that's why once you have a few you end up with hundreds! They lay their eggs on the leaves of the plants in the pond so they can't easily get eaten by the fish etc. Sar is right though, they do help keep it clean cos they live off all the algea and fish poo
post #14 of 26
Trust me. Buy some aquarium plants from your local pet shop and I can just about GUARANTEE that you'll have snails, LOL. Actually, if you have a local pet shop that specializes in fish (not a Petco or PetsMart, but a small business,) you could probably go there and ask for common pond snails and they would probably give you all you want. At most charge you a buck or two for them.

It's looking lovely! I agree, I love the cascading flower bucket!

I'm outside right now re-mulching my deck beds. At least I'm doing that in between covering shelves for the cat tree and checking for new posts on TCS ... . I bought a pick-up truck load of plain brown bark mulch which is supposed to be a yard and a half. I think it'll just be enough to do the deck bed and the roses. Then I guess I'll go buy some MORE!
post #15 of 26
wow... your backyard is SO beautiful, I love all the colours. My husband and I just bought are first house and the back yard has nothing in it (we move in 9 days from now); I hope I can make it look as nice as yours.
post #16 of 26
Oh yes what a beautiful garden, Susie!

Thank you for sharing.
post #17 of 26
Your backyard is beautiful!!! All of your flowers are stunning!!!

Great pictures, thanks for sharing!!!
post #18 of 26
Wow Susie, I love your yard! You and Jerry have done an amazing job!!
post #19 of 26
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Thanks Guys!!!
post #20 of 26
Looks great Susie. I can't believe how filled out your impatiens are next to the pond. Can Jerry please come over and put a waterfall in my yard? He did a great job!
post #21 of 26
i love it! especially the little ones sitting at the pond! i really love birhouses too, my neighbor makes nice ones, what a peaceful place to sit
post #22 of 26
I am jealous
post #23 of 26
If you are suddenly missing a pond.... don't look in my back yard... won't be there - nopers..... Gorgeous!
post #24 of 26
Looks Great Susie You must've worked hard! Enjoy it!
post #25 of 26
Nice backyard Susie! Where does the BBQ go though?
post #26 of 26
Beautiful yard! I wish I had a yard all to myself to garden!
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