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Project by mmh posted 548 days ago 3145 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.



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332 posts in 2004 days
hardiness zone 7a

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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2476 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 548 days ago

the area is breathtaking!! How lovely

(sorry about the PawPas etc)

How hard it must have been to say good-bye to your previous haven.. but how easy it must have been to say hello to this!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

4251 posts in 1738 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 548 days ago

What a lovely place you have chosen for your new home! The patio looks like a delightful spot for your coffee breaks.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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sharad

1609 posts in 1693 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 538 days ago

Your new home looks so beautiful and you will make it more with your ideas. Pl send more pictures of the house. Your cane making will flourish in this new place.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Iris43

3763 posts in 2105 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 536 days ago

What a beautiful setting! That patio would definately be my favorite spot for morning coffee and an afternoon of reading. Although I might not get much reading done, with watching all the goings on in the garden and nearby woods. I know you are going to enjoy your new home. Good luck with the veg. garden. :)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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bestofour

35 posts in 1061 days
hardiness zone 7b

posted 524 days ago

Lovely.

-- The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet

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Eric Shawn Bosloor

2 posts in 449 days

posted 449 days ago

I visited a mate of mine who has a huge garden like this in the article. Indeed, it was very refreshing to be looking at greens and flowers after being on the road looking. Though my mate said that it was not a cheap project, but he said it was worth it, especially after a tiring day.

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Cameron Robertson

8 posts in 386 days

posted 386 days ago

When I visited our storage facility in Brisbane after being on the road for a while in search of new storage locations, I visited a mate of mine who has a huge garden like this in the article. Indeed, it was very refreshing to be looking at greens and flowers after being on the road looking at cheap storage locations. Though my mate said that it was not a cheap project, but he said it was worth it, especially after a tiring day.

-- Cameron John Robertson - http://www.supercheapstorage.com.au/storage-facilities/storage-sydney/northern-beaches-facility/pittwater/

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