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#35042 July 7th, 2005 at 08:45 AM
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I finally lived out my daydream of doing this . . .

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I had to dig a trench first - Jeff kicked in with the shovel after I started it. Then he packed them in.

It turned out so cute. It's right down at the s. e. corner of our lot and looks out onto the street.

#35043 July 7th, 2005 at 10:48 PM
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Way To Go Carly,

That's a really nice western look.

#35044 July 8th, 2005 at 01:00 AM
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thats cool Carly,
what are you going to plant with them?

#35045 July 8th, 2005 at 06:00 AM
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Whatever takes - weeds, I guess. The soil's just sand around there.

#35046 July 8th, 2005 at 06:31 AM
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Am I the only one that can't see that pic? I think my browser has gone buggy on me frown

#35047 July 8th, 2005 at 08:35 AM
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i can see it ok

#35048 July 8th, 2005 at 08:42 AM
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Yeah, we just discovered our proxy server is what's messing us up on certain sites/links. Now to try to figure out how to fix that <grumbling graemlin> Fooey frown

#35049 July 9th, 2005 at 12:05 AM
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Carly, living at the beach I know how difficult sandy terrain can be for planting. If you can't amend the soil, you could, with a little extra digging plant things in containers and set them into the sand at ground level so it seems as though they are coming right out of the ground directly.

Your photo looks nice!

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#35050 July 9th, 2005 at 06:32 PM
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Well, we're not that far from the beach, but our real problem is we're on acidic soil. Our lot has a lot of pine trees and you know how it is - pine tree land ain't grasslands, nor is it the kind of land where you do the blue hat society flower beds.

It's a woodland really, and as long as I remember that, I don't get frustrated.

When I look at stuff the neighbours have - places where there aren't a lot of pines, that's when I get hanging my head . . . really it's just as pretty as anyone else's. It's just a different kind of pretty.

I'd say it's more green stuff than anything else -and yes container gardening does work out in some places on the lot.

We've had some failures - the corners of the lot sections for one thing - it doesn't matter if you dig down a foot and add some nice dark topsoil - the clay still comes up and turns it to nice grey cracked pieces.

I expect it would take me about 5 years to really cultivate the whole lot. Although Jeff has worked as super here since the end of '94, it's only in the past 3 years that I've worked on the gardening - before that, it was non-existent - it was just a place where Jeff cut the weed/grass and raked the leaves. It was still a nice looking place, kinda' woodsy, just the same, but it certainly wasn't a garden.

There are places up along the fence where I can see someone has gardened a bit - I can tell by the way some of the old rocks that come up out of the soil are placed.

I don't know if I've got 5 years, but I figure what I do now adds to whatever the next gardener does - I'll be happy with that.

#35051 July 9th, 2005 at 10:46 PM
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Your work is lovely, Carly. I also enjoy your ethic of improving the earth for the next inhabitant who passes that way. Very good stuff, indeed.

Merme

#35052 July 11th, 2005 at 03:06 AM
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Thank you, Merme.

Today I'm tackling my rock garden (it's fairly shady). The heat is terrible.

I spent the morning looking after my table garden and I had to use my big umbrella just to do the necessary transplants out there - whew!


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