Garden Design

My name is Lloree Dickens. I reside in the plains region of North Dakota. I’ve been gardening off and on for several years. I own a small ranch with two beautiful dogs and two beautiful horses on the outskirts of a small community called White Shield. Living next to Lake Sakakawea keeps me connected to nature’s beauty. The best thing about gardening is that my horses are a constant supervising component and watch every time I’m out caring for the garden. I am a huge fan of nature and gardening. There’s nothing better than eating straight from garden to table! My obsessions with gardening are the colors of love and nutrients that are produced. Anything made and grown with love is my definition of true healing, balance, and connection to this beautiful Mother Earth we live on. Gardening is like dancing with nature!

basket of freshly picked vegetablesA basket of beautiful produce from Lloree’s garden

large squash plant at sunriseSunrise over a happy, healthy squash plant

spire of orange flowersAn orange gladiolus (Gladiolus hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as a tender bulb)

vegetable garden in the plainsThe whole vegetable garden

looking out on the plains of North DakotaThis North Dakota landscape is simply beautiful.

seating area with bird feeder and pink flowersA place to sit, food for the birds, and wide-open views of the plains all around

a row of lettuce plantsA row of lettuce looks perfectly lush and delicious.

pea pods growingA spring crop of peas

horse smelling clump of coneflowersA horse gets acquainted with some wild coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–10).

Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!

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