|Project by mmh||posted 10-22-2012 06:03 AM||3579 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
After gardening and fixing up our home of 20 years, we have had to move to a larger home where I can take care of my parents which means a new start on my gardening antics even if the existing garden is 30 years old located among a heavily wooded lot, some of it almost pristine woodlands.
The lot had been previously owned by a family who’s grandparents used it to harvest lumber for their general store in the last century. The house was built by the last owner and the gardens were carefully constructed to keep a natural setting that promotes the serenity of the wildlife among the woodlands and one feels like the world can pass them by as you sit and watch the birds and listen to the wind rustle the leaves in the 80 ft trees towering around you.
It really is quite peaceful here, despite the never ending need to take care of household duties, but my “coffee breaks” are like going to a resort.
My plans are to remove the pachysandra that surrounds the side and back of the house, as I believe these may harbor “little critters” who may like to hide in the basement. I want to create a vegetable garden along the back side of the house where I can also fence in the area from the hungry deer who frequent the territory. We have a salt block on a stump in the back woods that we can admire them and they have found some of my new plantings this season as a delicacy. The Paw Paw saplings and a yellow zucchini were a few victims but have survived.
-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.