It's been unusually wet and cool, but the garden is finally starting to grow again! Here's part of the back yard: The kiwi vine and some ornamentals. If you look close, you'll see the chickens dust bathing under the California lilac.
The main veggie bed is in the back; we have a fence around our property, but not around the garden. Regarding stealing - people even steal flowers (which they usually dump a few houses down); one lady stopped her car, sprinted to my yard, stole some flowers, sprinted back to her car, and drove off! Other people steal seeds. It's amazing.
It's too bad that we have to guard against thieves coming onto our propery and helping themselves. Darn - I couldn't see your chickens in your first photo. Your plants' colors go so nicely with each other.
Posts: 501 | Location: TX Gulf coast, zone 9 | Registered: Mar 19, 2008
Regarding stealing seeds...there is an older lady down the road, who has a beautiful garden every year. She has the castor bean plants with burgundy leaves and I have the ones with the green leaves, I want some with the burgundy leaves. Every time I'd see her out in the garden, I wanted to stop and ask her if we could trade seeds, but was always in a hurry to get somewhere. Then one day in the fall, when it was a great time to harvest seeds; I drove by and saw several trees, but not her. I stopped and pick just enough to start my own. I felt so bad about just taking them. I harvested several seeds to give to her the next time I saw her. I still have those seeds in my truck and haven't seen her yet!
Posts: 2909 | Location: Holly Springs, MS USA | Registered: Sep 19, 2002
Like your nice wide simple arch arbor...I have been looking for one just like that! I have a flamingo vine that is so happy I will have to find it something to climb on soon! Very nice touches in your gardens! TFS
Nice veggie garden and I think I saw the chickens....are they white?
All this stealing and kid pranks is why I live out in the woods. No one can see our house from the road and you never know there was even a house back here except for the address sign 1000ft from the house on the street. A few years ago, one morning we went out front to get the paper and some kids had tied our big heavy address sign to the back of a truck and pulled it out of the ground and dragged it about 100ft down the street and left it there. I'm glad they don't live around here anymore.
DH and I just put it back up and dug it in, no damage done (it is made of 4" wood fence post six feet high). At least they won't go through the fence and into the yard...not with my two German Shepherds.
Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
Posts: 6843 | Location: Central Florida | Registered: Feb 12, 2005
The chickens you can see in the pic are white, yes. They are Plymouth Rocks; we also have a couple of silver Wyandottes you can't see They love to dust bath and shade themselves under that bush, but no, they don't tear up the garden. BUT I do plant my garden thinking about the chickens. I know what things they will likely eat and I protect seedlings and small plants. We've trained the chickens to stay out of the veggie bed; if they forget their manners, I spray them with cold water from the hose They are only allowed to free range when we are outside, which is most of the day, except in winter.
Karen, no I didn't make the birdhouse. I bought it quite a number of years back at JoAnne's Fabrics. Pieces have fallen off since then, but I think it adds to the shabby chic look