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Spring Valley, California
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Comments / Q&A

On November 16,2011 fontalu said:

"You know you completely rock, right?"

On October 16,2010 Lady Mondegreen said:

"Gorgeous!!! What a lush landscape! How big were those columnar cacti when you planted them, and how long ago did you plant them? How many sq ft are we looking at here? Wow--absolutely spectacular. Thank you for the inspiration."

On August 20,2010 Coastal Gardener said:

"I'd like to congratulate you, too, on reaching this mark! Even though we've been competitors in the contest, I gave you my vote because it's obvious the amount of work you've done to bring your yard to this level. Well done!"

On August 19,2010 YardShare said:

"Congratulations on another amazing have overtaken my yard (the one that inspired YardShare and was the first yard on the site) as the Most Viewed yard on YardShare!!!! 10,400 views and counting! Keep up the good work and thanks so much for sharing your yard with all of us. Your yard truly is inspirational."

On August 19,2010 James Ryan said:

"I've been watching this contest with great interest, but I'm dismayed to see that someone who has not posted any photos of her yard has moved ahead of you. Something is definitely wrong here! You have obviously put a lot of effort into beautifying your yard and from the comments I see posted here, I'm not the only one who feels this way."

On August 15,2010 Fox Gardens ALASKA said:

"thank you for sharing. Does it ever freeze there? I never knew therewere so many different cacti. Are they long livers? "

On June 9,2010 YardShareBryan said:

"That's too bad. Some forums are hyper-sensitive to posting links to outside sites and automatically assume you are advertising for that site. I guess they don't understand that YardShare is simply a place for your virtual yard to live. Their loss!"

On June 9,2010 Sarah Baranoff said:

"This is wonderful! I'm inspired now to add some vertical elements to my flat patch of grass and try to create some more visual interest with strong shapes in the way you have."

On June 7,2010 cusoli said:

"Hi Steep-n-Rocky, I saw that you added some more pics and I really took the time to look through your post. Your pictures are just magnificent! I am going to add you to my favorites and when I have a little more time, I would like to ask some questions about some of your plants, if you would not mind. I believe California and Florida have a bit of a similar climate (maybe) so possibly some of the plants you have would do well here. -Your friendly rival, Cusoli"

On May 31,2010 Geraldine Dean said:

"Woww....,what an amazing accomplishment ! You took on a very difficult terrain and with your love for gardening, turned it into a lush and enviting private retreat, that rivals any resort I've ever seen ! "

On May 28,2010 Donna F. said:

"This is incredible - I can not believe it - all the textures, the layers the mass plantings !!!! You SHOULD be featured on Gardeners Diary on HGTV or some show - sometimes its like looking under the sea - but I know its dry land - LOVED every picture. I bet you have the sore body and hurt hands and feet to show for it too! I just cant believe what you have accomplished. I want to take my yard off now - looks awful boring compared to this. "

On February 1,2009 Coastal Gardener said:

"Was this yard established when you moved in or did you do all the planting? (Must have been quite a task if you were the one who worked on those steep slopes!) I live near the ocean, too, but up in the cold Northeast where none of your beautiful plants would survive. Doesn't mean that I can't enjoy yours! It's fun seeing how different gardens are across the country."

OnNovember 9,2008 said:

"Your garden is a work of art. I'm adding this to my Favorites page so I can visit it whenever I need a lift. Thanks for sharing it with us."

On November 7,2008 Lark said:

"This is sooooooooo pretty. Is this your personal garden and where are you located? Zone?"

On November 7,2008 Lark said:

"I can't imagine weeding this kind of garden. Did you ever get stuck by a quill? I bet you get a lot of hummingbirds. I have a few succulents in pots. I am in Wisconsin so I have to bring them all in the house for our LONG Winter."

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