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My Garden January 1, 2011

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Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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I so wish my garden had mountains in the background like yours does. What a sight year round you have!

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Beautiful!!!

I know you said not too long ago you were ready to get going with gardening, but that is breathtaking. Not everyone has a view like that. I know it is cold, I doubt this Florida girl could handle it, but it certainly looks like a postcard picture. :)
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This third generation Californian couldn't handle it either, but it is truly beautiful.
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Looks like very effective cold storage to me. Very effective and frustrating cold storage....

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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

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No wonder you're so inspired to grow come spring!
It's like a HUGE blank canvas :D

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Jal, I remember you saying that you spend several hours a day in your garden. With a picturesque back-drop like that, it's no wonder! Does the sun come up or go down behind those mountains?
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Hey, I got a really strong back and weak mind and just love shoveling and manual labor.....

Got an extra room? Lol.

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Those mountains are to the East. The sun comes up over there.
Here is a sunrise:

[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/srdec8_2010.jpg[/img]
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Autumn Color

If you like mountains check out this photo blog:

[url=https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/Fall/fall.htm]Click Here[/url]
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July Pictures

In contrast here is what my garden looked like last July:

[url=https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/Garden/garden.htm]Click Here[/url]
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Sigh ....... A container gardener can only dream. My favorite was the beautiful shot of the dill.
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What a beautiful site, jal. Breathtaking. Here in Alabama we had the rare White Christmas for the first time in years. Happy New Year, I have the onion bulbs in the ground ready to go.
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Wow, Jal...even more great pics. Do happen to have a mountain range where the sun sets, as well?
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Yes.
This is the range to the west.

[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/james_peak_june.jpg[/img]
This is what I see looking south.

[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/home_sweet_snow.jpg[/img]
I may have shown you this one before?
This is the small town where I live nestled there in the valley. I was west of the town looking east for this shot.
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Sunrise over my garden this morning, January6.
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Beautiful.

I garden in a small city lot in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My saving grace is that I can walk to Lake Michigan if I need to drink in a view.

Your view is outstanding!
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Jal, you are so lucky to be surrounded by mountains like that! That picture of the town nestled in the mountain valley looks just like a Hallmark card.

I know that's why your plants do so well...they have such a great view! Well, that and the fact that you are pretty skilled gardener :wink:.
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They grow big and tall, out-competing each other for the best view? :>

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Hey Jal - Happy New Year!!
I'm coming up for air after having my babygirl and was happy to see some new photos of your garden view. How fortunate you are.

Did you bury a pitful of veggies this autumn? When can we anticipate you opening it up? March?

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I'm not sure what I'm more jealous of.....the view or the snow!!
Anyone wants to send their snowstorm my way, we need about another 12" for the trails to reopen :( I miss my snowmobile! Winter really sucks without something to do....
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