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Revisiting Bill’s Garden

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Today we’re visiting with Bill Ziebarth.

I live in Duluth, Minnesota. You used my photos in the GPOD two years ago (A Garden Full of Art and Flowers). I now have been gardening at this home for 25 years. I am 75 years old and have expanded my gardens in four areas for next year. I am submitting photos from spring to fall.

Beautiful azaleas (Rhododendron hybrid, hardiness varies by cultivar) bloom in the backyard.

view of garden from deckThe view from the deck includes roses blooming in pots and, to the left, a big weigela (Weigela florida, Zones 5–9).

garden gazebo surrounded by colorful potted plantsI have an annual garden tour for my friends. I call it a Garden Party. I have cookies, lemonade, and water. I also have a guitarist/singer performing in my gazebo. My gazebo photo says “100 year celebration.” That signifies my 75 years of age and 25 years of gardening.

potted red and pink flowers on an antique trashcanMy 1906 trash can is topped with New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri, Zones 10–11 or as an annual).

close up of a white lily‘Eyeliner’ lily (Lilium ‘Eyeliner’, Zones 5–8) is a hybrid of an Asiatic lily and an Easter lily, which give it great vigor and fragrance.

close up of a bumblebee on purple flowersA bumblebee stops by the garden for a meal.

red flowers growing in a window boxRed geraniums (Pelargonium hybrids, Zones 9–11 or as annuals) and black sweet potato vines (Ipomoea batatas, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) grow from my garden shed window box.

vines growing over a metal fence behind yellow flowersGrapevines (Vitis sp.), Wisteria, brown-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia triloba, Zones 4–8), and gloriosa daisies (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 3–7) greet visitors at my front gate and fence.

close up of white and pink hydrangeaPinky winky hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Dvppinky’, Zones 3–8)

yellow foliage growing over a mossy rockThis last photo shows the yellow leaves of a Forsythia in the fall against the green moss on a rock by my fence, which is sculptured to go over the curve of the stone.

 

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.

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