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My hubby also built our shed 8 years ago with ship lapped popular from York Co., PA, a door from an antique shop, and windows from a yard sale.  In the foreground, you see 'Halcyon' hosta, fleece flower (that really took off), and spiderwort blooming.  Beyond that is the scotch broom in bloom.  On the top left is the female acuba that gets red berries.  The small garbage can holds my extra mini-nuggets and the old shopping cart comes in handy to haul around nuggets, my plants, or trimmings. 

 

Photos are from Peach Michael, who says, "My hubby, Rick, and I live in the borough of Millersburg, Pennsylvania, in USDA Hardiness Zone 6. We have a .16-acre lot. Since we don’t have much space, we make the most of it. We do the square foot method of gardening. We’ve been here for 35 years, but didn’t completely landscape the yard until our 3 kids grew up. Before that it was their playground. We have mostly shade. I love hostas, and have about 18 varieties. We have slate and brick walkways throughout."

 

Peachs have i Pennsylvania

 

There are several sassafras trees that found their way into our yard. If something makes itself at home on it's own, I usually let it be. This is where we eat most meals during the summer.


Peachs have i Pennsylvania

 

In addition to perennials, I love “yart” (yard art, a word coined by our daughter, Megan). Most of the yart is flea market finds, or dug out of someone’s trash.  The bush at the top left is a Pieris.  A wrought iron baby crib  (15 bucks!) frames the bed of Jacob’s ladder, red trillium, 'June' hosta, archangel, bloodroot, dwarf iris, and some Lenton rose. Along the wooden fence my hubby Rick built, is 'St. Elmos Fire' and elegans hosta, black cohosh,  and a male acuba (evergreen). Pachysandra finds it’s way around everything.  Brunnera and sweet woodruff are finding their way into the slate.


Peachs have i Pennsylvania

I never met a hosta or fern I didn't like. I lost a few hostas from the harsh winter, which surprises me. I always said, "You can't kill hosta!" I was wrong.


Peachs have i Pennsylvania

 

Peachs have i Pennsylvania

Rick cleans out the fountain twice a summer. That thing to the left of the fountain, under the bowl, is a light we got at a flea market. Rick had to re-wire it. It comes on at dusk.


Peachs have i Pennsylvania

There should be a huge hosta on the right, between these two. I wonder if it might come back next year?


Peachs have i Pennsylvania

I had a few extra begonias left over from my hanging baskets on the porch so I potted some.


Peachs have i Pennsylvania

 

We do keep the bamboo in check, or it would take over. It gives us a little privacy from the building next door.

 

Peachs have i Pennsylvania

We lost half of our Scotch Broom, but it doesn't look too bad. There's my shopping cart again.


Peachs have i Pennsylvania

I scavenged that piece of metal at the top from a scrap pile.


Peachs have i Pennsylvania

 

There's an old bicycle with a basket of pansies hidden in this area! Pansies and begonias for my hanging porch baskets are the only annuals I buy. I saw a bumper sticker once that said, "Friends don't let friends buy annuals."

 

Peachs have i Pennsylvania

 

Peachs have i Pennsylvania

We have a huge Carolina ash that gives us much shade.  We have other trees, too. In the center of the photo, behind the fountain, is a corkscrew willow.  On the right is a weeping cherry, and the leaves you see on the top left is a weeping river birch.  Around the fountain is remember me and first mate hostas, shredded umbrella plants, ivy, and solomon seal.  The brick for the walk ways was scavenged around town.  When someone would take up a sidewalk, I was there with my wheel barrow or van.



 

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