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Phred

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My wife and I lived in Colorado for a few years before we moved to NJ. While there we stayed at my sisters house on the outskirts of Colorado Springs. Her yard was a wreck... Gardening was not her thing. When we got there she was on the east coast doing an internship so we had the place ourselves for the next few months. This thought kept going through my mind, “What if one of my friends saw me living in a place with a yard like this?” I decided to surprise her and fix it up before she got back. The following photos document the process from start to finish with the last photos taken two full seasons later.
THE FRONT YARD BEFORE
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I CUT A PATH FROM THE FRONT DOOR TO THE SIDE GATE AND INSTALLED A SMALL RETAINING WALL.
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I PLANTED HEAVILY AND WATERED THROUGH THE WINTER WHEN ABOVE 40° F. THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS ARE FROM THE FIRST GROWING SEASON?


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Fabulous. You didn’t say what your sister thought when she finally arrived home!
David
She loves it and has done an okay job keeping up with it... I've been gone over 4 years now.
Is that a peach tree by the front door?
Hi Linus
Yes that is a peach tree. Survived the subzero winters there quite well but most years we got a late frost right in the middle of the bloom season. It also suffered severely from root nematodes so ultimately I had to remove it.
 

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