A Garden Amongst The Weeds

A Garden Amongst The Weeds

Friday, April 27, 2012

Signs of Spring

Peep Peep Peep!!

We are moving right along! Spring is in the air and our peep numbers have grown to 25! 
13 turkey poults and 12 chicks. It's noisy but sweet!

They are very curious and scramble around, preen, eat, drink and poo alot and are growing rapidly!

They will live inside with us in their heated horse trough until the weather warms but this little recycled enclosure will allow them to acclimate to the weather little by little in a safe setting.

Next project will be building their permanent enclosure. Pictures coming soon!

Wishing you all a Delightful Spring!

Happy Gardening!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Container Gardening

I get asked quite often about container gardening.
There's no real trick to it. 
Whatever you can poke holes in will work.

A basic rule of thumb is to save bigger planters for plants that will grow much larger over time. This one will take years before it begins slipping over the edges and this kind of plant seems to like to do that.
I drilled several holes in the bottom first.

Succulents like shallow pots just fine and overwinter happily in our snowy winter weather as long as drainage is good.

Anything that holds still long enough befalls this type of treatment.

These pole beans appreciate a deeper container and something sturdy to climb on.
This type of setup works nicely for tomatoes and squash as well.

No water garden? Try an old bucket with smaller pots tucked inside.

This wooden box used to be around our water spigot, it is bottomless
and makes a fine barrier for this snow in summer plant.

How about a wagon missing wheels?

4 old boards make a fine raised bed.

I kill blenders, what can I say? Remove the bottom for great drainage!

This is a matched set!

Old Barbecues also make nice planters.

As do inverted 1970's style hanging lamps!

Daughter's cauldron from when she was a witch for haloween!

Thrift stores are great places to find old clay and ceramic pots.

Old rusty pots, tea pots tipped on their side, even broken pots can be recycled in the garden.

Wheelbarrows also make good homes for plants.

This hole in a pole makes a nice area for sedums

Use what you have

You'll be happy you did.

Happy Gardening!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Old Mother Nature

Old Mother Nature is cranky sometimes. Like now. Here it is, April, in our Garden Amongst the Weeds and we are rarin to go. We have a handy dandy new toy, all gassed up and ready to work really hard.

I received a wonderful gift of twelve bags of excrement from this lovely animal today.

Now, if only this wouldn't happen...


I know the rain, rain go away song. Do any of you know of a snow go away dance or something? 
Ritual grasshopper sacrifices I could do?
For now, I bid you adieu with this happy image.

These little guys are hanging out in the fridge awaiting a nice, sunny day to be released in our garden as a secret weapon against the bad buggies. Shhh it's a secret.

Happy Gardening.