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Pictures From A Master Gardener’s Very Own Yard

Jon Maxwell, MG class of 2015, is one of the leaders of The Raincatcher’s Garden. Below he is sharing pictures of his home landscape.

In August, do you feel like I do? Your yard is a wilting mess and you want to throw in the trowel!

Jon recognizes the  same challenges and reminded me this is a portfolio of his garden taken over many months.

Here’s a late summer tip: Jon says, ” August is a trial because our water is alkaline so I plan ahead to catch rain water in multiple 5 gallon buckets and use it to water planters and hanging baskets.”

As for his stunning summer flower pots; Jon writes “Each year, other than this one due to the virus, I try to make visual statements that draw your eye to the container. Notice the Brazilian Plume with wild pink slender petals.  My two plants are now 4 years old.  I try to carry them over each winter without a greenhouse.”

Thank you, Jon.

Ann Lamb

Other posts by Jon Maxwell:
Eagle Scout Project
Step by Step, How to build decomposed granite flooring and paths 
Protecting Fig Trees and Grapes
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