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JlamarcheThank You Rain!

Thank heavens for the rain after so much drought. My lazy and water saving ways caused the plants we did have to die back, but the have sprouted new shoots and some are blooming. Now… Wood chips! 4 weeks ago


Jlamarche 1 month ago


Joanna 4 years ago


heaveemetalBeginnings...

Greenery… 20 months ago


heaveemetalBought more trees...

I big clump of Birch trees.
7 Aspens.
2 of them are 8 feet tall with newbies coming up at the base.
Shade and greenery, Much better than plain grass lawn.
I love living growing things.
Plants, trees, friends, family members, subscribers, subscribees and etc… 20 months ago


heaveemetalToday...

we looked at garden centers for bargains.
4 aspen trees , pretty good size for 8 each.
Destined to be planted in clumps.
Groups of Birch trees for 9 each.
One of 4 trees, the other of 3.
$9 each.
over 6’ tall.
Fall is wonderful.
Giveaway prices…. 20 months ago


heaveemetalAnd then some of the...

plants to dress it up.
I’m lucky to have a partner that wants to work on something real
lasting and rewarding… 23 months ago


heaveemetalAnd yet more...

taken at night and not of everything we have brought home… 23 months ago


heaveemetalEvidence of more raw material...

in photo… 23 months ago


heaveemetalRaw material needed...

Enter Habitat For Humanity.
More raw material than you could imagine.
Pallet upon pallet of brick and stone.
Both new and used.
This is a sample of what was purchased and hauled home.
Perhaps 3 to 3 1/2 tons worth of brick alone. 23 months ago


heaveemetalOn Friday...

We ventured to Habitat for Humanity.
Bought 5 pallets of various new, used, 3, 5, and six hole brick along with a crate of cultured stone and retaining wall blocks.
Brought home about 2300 pounds for the first trip. About 4800 pounds more to haul. Also bought a large molded pond for one of the water features to be built.

A real good start for a garden… 2 years ago


heaveemetalWe have both...

been buying things both online and at the CCSS show and sale that can go outside for at least 8 months of the year.
I will post some pictures of our basement / nursery later.

I have bought this plant and many of its cousins in the last 3 weeks. I like their form and style. Many of this species will have to be brought in during the winter or shielded and insulated from the cold.

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 2 years ago


heaveemetalOh yeah...

We have about 75 plants that can go outside stockpiled.
About 40 more that will need to come in during the winter.
Planning.
Materials.
Building.
We want to build a stream that runs down the hill in the back yard.
Splitting into separate runs.
At the top, Lots of Aspen trees and a Gazebo.
We’ll be busy.
It is a 3 to 6 year plan… 2 years ago


heaveemetalPlanning...

Since we both love cactus and succulents,
what better way to enjoy them but in the great outdoors?
Already have bought many.
At the CCSS show and sale march 31st, we will buy many more.
Online and brick and mortar nurseries will supply us also.
Dirt, rock, sand shovels, wheelbarrows and a plan will serve us well.
There will be pictures too. 2 years ago


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