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Garden makeover.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Since I turned my home into a boarding house (sort of) by dividing it into three dwellings to accommodate my family who lost all they owned including there income.....my garden shrunk into a third of its size. Top that off with 3 young growing great danes and my garden is now a ruination....which means its a good time for a garden makeover. And with it being springtime here in SA it was a really time to start.

We are expecting rain for the next few days so today hubby and I put all the hard work in of removing all plants and composting the soil and relocating certain plants I want to stay.

Now I am super tired. Its only 7.35 pm and all I want to do is fall asleep. At least the plants are in and the watering they will get from the rain over the next few days will be awesome.

My nephew is arriving sometime in Dec with the young lady he is courting and by then my garden will look really good. It is important in-as-much-as you have to walk past my side to get to where my sister lives and I want it to look pretty for her sons visit.

On top of my own garden, my younger son has asked me to help him get his garden sorted out so I am going to be pretty busy with plants, raking, digging...basically all that goes with gardening. Mine is small now, but his is HUGE. Oh well...all the more exercise, so I shouldn't complain, plus I REALLY love gardening. I love getting my hands in the soil and I love seeing it all come together.

What I will be doing for Cole is taking him to a couple of nurseries to show him various types of "looks" for gardens so he can show me what he likes the look of. For me, I love the English country garden look....a blaze of color and one thing peeling out of another. It makes me happy.

Tomorrow it will be raining, but boot camp is under cover so there will be no excuse. emoticon
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JOYCEATH50 9/20/2013 11:42AM

    I hope your garden does very well. I haven't even been able to grow tomatoes in the apartments where I live. I look forward to seeing some pic too!
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GAMOMMY3 9/9/2013 8:31PM

    Can't wait to see pictures!!

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LOVINGAFRICA 9/9/2013 2:24AM

    That sounds delightful. How are you going to keep the Danes out of the English country garden beds? I have found that digging a shallow hole and putting some of their droppings in it keeps them away. (Just deep enough so you don't see it, but they can smell it)
Hope that helps...

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LOLAJO54 9/8/2013 9:56PM

    ahh enjoy your gardening Celest -- glad spring is around the corner for you all ..

have fun at boot camp -lol-- emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/8/2013 8:29PM

    emoticon emoticon hope we get to see the pictures I just know you will be taking for us to see emoticon When you get all done, you can come do mine emoticon

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GINA180847 9/8/2013 7:11PM

    I love a garden but am not very good at it. I really had no where to learn about gardening and I find the work of it all daunting. That being said I do have a lot of containers that are easy to care for but a sharp frost on the Sept. 1st weekend put an end to that. So I found an incredible sale on plastic flowers and greenery and paid $50 for a bunch. Now we will go out and I will dig up a bunch of sand and use a bit of artistry to make my containers bloom again till the snow flys. Next spring I promise to use live flowers again. I got this idea from a neighbor whose yard looks great from far. One day I asked how come all her flowers bloomed so early and she said plastic is in bloom all the time. Blow me away!!!!!

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IMAVISION 9/8/2013 4:47PM

    I, too, would enjoy any photos that you care to share.

Unlike you - this gal does not enjoy gardening - however, I am blessed with a beloved husband who finds great enjoyment in gardening & our gardens are quite lovely. I am with you in that I enjoy the English garden look (not the formal type) & our gardens have that feel to them - minus the fish pond emoticon !

God bless you with the end result that you hope for!

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RAINBOWMF 9/8/2013 3:46PM

    emoticon I love a garden but no garden for me next spring.

Hugs Mary

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BOOKWERME 9/8/2013 1:59PM

    Don't forget pictures! I am sure that somewhere online there would be photos of various kinds of landscaping and gardens. Of course, different things grow well in different climates and various parts of the world. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/8/2013 1:46PM

    You probably burned lots of calories doing that gardening.

I lvoe how the outdoors of your home looks from your pictures.

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