Friday, December 13, 2013

I don't know if anyone is still following this blog. I just want to say hi to everyone and to let a very special blogger know that I received her email. You know who you are. Thank you for the kind words and for passing along a few of the comments. :-)

I am still gardening but it has not been my main focus. I have taken on a new hobby and it is taking up a lot of my time. I have started painting furniture. It's a long story. I have a Facebook page and my "About" reads....
Beach House Designs ~
Recycle ~ Restore ~ Repurpose
for Comfortable and Casual Living 
I love the look and feel of comfortable and casual living. My work is inspired by the thought of what my beach house would look like if I owned one. I love to take pieces of home decor and furniture that others have discarded and bring them back to life.
You can find me at the Paris Flea Market 4 days a month. Be sure to check out their website for more information.  

I hope everyone is happy and healthy. I wish you all a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday if you don't do Christmas :-) Have a wonderful 2014.

If anything changes on the gardening front I will try and post, but for now it's the same old thing in the garden.
Oh and Mom's garden was a great success in 2013!

Love and Peace to you All,

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Garden Project

My Mother has the perfect backyard for a vegetable garden but has never had any interest in gardening. For the last two years I have been telling her that I was going to turn her yard into a urban farm. She would just laugh at me and say " NO, I like my yard just the way it is."  

Well I kept at it and one day she said "Fine you can have the space in the back of the yard, but don't think I'm going to be taking care of it." 

Below is a pictorial of the project.
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Last Aug (2012)  I went to Mom's and took a few photos and started my planning.

Photo taken from my childhood bedroom window.
Full sun all day just about all year round. A gardeners dream.

Marking off the area so Mom can see where I think the beds will go.
I pulled this bed out of my yard....
And bought a few new beds.

The new beds are really cool and look nice in the garden. I bought them at Eartheasy. I added hardware cloth to the bottom of all the beds to keep the moles out.

Herbs in a large planter that has been empty for years. 

The bean bed

Mom wants corn... so I gave her corn.

What the garden looks like as of now
Photo taken May 5, 2013 

An old BBQ that was built in the 1930's and no longer functional so Mom and I turned it into an herb garden.

Added three planters into the BBQ pit....

and a planter in the stack for some hanging plants. This should look really cute once everything grows in.

Lettuce bed
Lettuce bed with shade cover.
Well I'm happy to say Mom is taking an interest in gardening now. Checking on everything and watering for me until I get the drip lines in.