These pictures are some of the views of the front garden. In the spring I will show you some of the changes that I am doing in this front garden. Originally I planted 20 roses and added perennials and self sowing annuals. A mass of blooming color, that was the plan. But that was before the deer population exploded, and before I realized that this full sun garden required lots of dead heading in the middle of July. I have 3 composters and even so the cleaning up of this garden fills a pickup. In addition, I have also removed most of the grass in the back yard and all the grass in the side yard. So my goal now is to plant flowering ground covers and perennials that are water wise and do not require deadheading in the middle of the summer. I'm leaving a few of these beauties, but not a pickup load. LESSON LEARNED: Flowers turn to seeds and finish their cycle. Keep the hot summer garden low maintenance.
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