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Dan's Garden: Covering up Lawn Flaws

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When it comes to landscaping, yards don't just add a unique look. They can provide a barrier from unwanted or distracting sights.

Now, they live on a busy street, and you'd never know it because they've got all these buffer zones of plants. These gorgeous day lilies, different kinds, pardon me, happy returns and so many wonderful plants. A good mixture of spruce and pine. And I love the low maintenance. There's hardly any work here because they've got the rock mounts, and they've got the edging.

Linda and Bob Christman's yard has enabled them to get this buffer zone, where you'd hardly know about the traffic. But they've got flowering crabs, they've got dwarf lilacs, they've got spruce, they've iris's, they've got perennials, different textures of rock. And they're trying to have it so, I like the curves, you know, so it leads your eye from one thing to the next so that it gives a little mystique to the planting.

By mixing different perennials like these day lilies and these Ornamental Carl Forester grass, which I just love, and different daisies and rocks and boulders, different textures. You mix it in with the Russian Sage which is going to be blooming now and for the next month or two, and the pines, you get a great great back yard.

And even these leaves from the day lilies, you can eat them because they're edible just like lettuce

So we have a big surprise next week for ya on the garden show, and until then, good gardening.

 

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