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    Urban Garden on the upper east side of Manhattan

    My zen garden!

    Some of you might remember how the tree in my backyard came tumbling down last October in the freak snowstorm that hit our area. The heavy snow, falling on the tree still full of its autumn leaves was just too much for my poor wild cherry! The massive tree took out both my deck and the fence to my neighbors yard as well. The good news was that insurance covered the replacement of my deck so I got to start from scratch (almost) in planning my new garden oasis on the Upper East Side of Manhattan!

    I thought I’d bring you up to date on my progress so far! The contractor and his workers got the new deck built (based upon my design) in just over a week. I was amazed at just how efficient and ON TIME they were. Oh and did I mention that their craftsmanship was really first rate too?

    Once the deck was completed, it needed some color! So I went to my local garden center, Urban Garden Center on 116th Street and Park Avenue (yes there is a garden center in Manhattan). Dmitre was very helpful in suggesting plants and flowers that would do well in my northern facing garden. I bought as much as could fit in my friend’s Mini Cooper and spent Saturday afternoon planting away. I still need a bit more but I think my garden is starting to shape up nicely! In the rear of the garden I placed some black river stones to create a zen rock garden. I plan on adding a Buddha fountain as well (as soon as the one I want is back in stock!). Stay tuned for more updates and photos as my garden continues to take shape!

    My Rhododendron is starting to bloom!

    Hostas in the deck cut-outs and impatiens and vinca vine in the baskets on the fence.

    If you love to garden, or know someone who is, take a look at this gardening t-shirt from Life is Balance! It makes a great gift for any gardener, urban or otherwise.

    Life is Balance gardening t-shirt

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    This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 2:11 pm and is filed under Design, Environment, Leisure, Life, Life is Balance. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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    1. Jul 7th

      wonderful gardening, really i like this type of garden,if i am do gardening i will follow your garden, thanks for nice information 

    2. May 8th

      Thanks Shauna I’m having fun with it.

    3. Love your garden! It looks very peaceful and tranquil.

    4. May 8th

      Thanks Renee. I’m having fun coming up with new ideas for it!

    5. May 8th

      Thanks Aneta!

    6. May 8th

      Sheryl, your garden looks wonderful! I love gardening, there is something so relaxing about digging in the dirt. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the updates. Enjoy some relaxation on your new deck!

    7. May 8th

      Sheryl, I LOVE you backyard ! Reminds me of good years in the city 🙂 And your t-shirt logo is awesome ! super smart 🙂

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