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To help celebrate National Garden Month 2006, we've invited our visitors to share their garden tales with us. We hope you'll find inspiration in their stories and appreciate the pride of your fellow gardeners.
Five years ago we bought an older home that was owned by an elderly woman. The outside had been neglected for a very long time, especially the backyard. Everything was overgrown, trees had fallen and were rotting, and there was no structure or design of the landscaped. It took almost a year just to clear out the property of debris and to make it into a liveable outdoor area. There are natural stone walls, many wooded areas, paths and some fun statues and bird houses throughout the backyard. After five years it has really come together to be something that I'm proud of. People from the neighborhood who remember what it use to look like always remark how wonderful it looks. That's because I have spent many, many hours working on my garden (actually it's several garden areas). I'm still working on adding flowers and colors to the design to make it really stand out.