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    Default My New Garden

    After several years of trying to grow grass we gave up and put in more gardens. We killed the green stuff, added curbing and after 2 big rolls of landscape cloth and 75 bags of mulch we have a wonderful palate for butterfly plants and greenery.

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    Mabuhay!

    Oh my gosh, its a tropical paradise. would you add a pond soon? that's going to be very beautiful

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    That looks so peaceful. I bet you can spend hours just relaxing in all that beauty! You and Mr. Hicks truly created a master garden. Bravo!!

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    BD

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    That garden looks great !! A pond would really be nice. I see plenty of thankful butterflies in future LOL !

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    It looks wonderful!

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    Wow. That is some nice garden and very large. I understand that you did not like the grass. It's always a problem to keep it nice. A pond would sure give a nice touch to it.

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    What a beautifully planted garden!! Congrats Cin. Worth all that effort!

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    Looks perfect, I do like it!

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    Wow, Cin - that looks like it was a lot of backbreaking work. 75 bags of mulch?! Yegads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    After several years of trying to grow grass we gave up and put in more gardens. We killed the green stuff, added curbing and after 2 big rolls of landscape cloth and 75 bags of mulch we have a wonderful palate for butterfly plants and greenery.
    You do, of course, realize that now you WILL have grass coming up in that whole cleared area? Grass is highly overrated as a groundcover, IMO. It's also one of the most tenacious weeds in a flowerbed.

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