Saturday, July 12, 2014

garden, wood, lawn; lather, rinse, repeat (6WS)

--and I know when I've reached the pivot point of the summer when I start thinking "next year I need to do this and put  that over there" and understand that for this year I've done all the titrivating and tweaking I can do.  But by golly, next year...=)


10 comments:

  1. A recipe for beautiful gardens and a lot of hard work.

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  2. Filling in the spaces! Recreating beauty!

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  3. I finally decided this year that I was going to do the weeding and prep early, and the reward factor is amazing. Plants dont like weeds on their feet.

    I also found that if you plant stuff that deer love as much as you do, in a raised bed, they wont touch it at all if the plants are far enough away from the edge, as long as its mulched enough to be spongy. Im guessing they dislike the feel of that under their feet. =)
    The woodchucks are another matter. For them, its mentholatum on the pots and bricks that line the borders.

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  4. This sounds like my kind of fun! hehehe!

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  5. I admire your industriousness, JT. The only thing I plant these days is my butt on the deck.

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  6. hah! reminds me of me. However- I am working on a long term project- we have 10.5 acres on a hill- 3 acres on top around our home have oak trees. I am slowly cutting all the dead wood off all of those trees. Dead wood that I can reach without a ladder mind you. Don't want any falling off issues! Cheers!

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  7. And i admire your ability, Mr. Lavalette, to sit very still and admire the passing parade.
    I try that every so often, but then I spot something that needs doing, and Im off across the lawn, mulching or mowing or weeding...

    Kathe, I appreciate what youre saying. Sounds like you have a wonderful project going, I admire that. Ours are always going somewhere, and somehow turn into other projects. As Emily Latella used to say, "it just never ends..."

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  8. I feel your pain. It is endless, and yet both good and bad.

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  9. lol yes. I think of it as good discipline for when I grow up and have a garden of my own to tend. =) The joy of a garden, if you keep at it, is that it rewards you very quickly.

    And for sure, even messing about with the wood is both exercise and a reward all winter long as well.

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