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Post  Megan on 5/29/2010, 8:28 pm

The landscaping is almost done. We dug more sod, laid landscaping fabric and spread mulch today, all that is left is to finish off the edging between the mulch and remaining grass. (Though I am tempted to add some flowers! What do you think?) And, I managed to get my misting system in! I am so excited. I may end up moving the mister stakes out of the SFG itself, but I don't want to trip over them, either. I have a 90-deg spray stake in a planter on my steps, it gets my herb pots and the hydrangea beyond, which is just starting to bloom.

Front view, landscaping almost done.


Mister works!


Herb mister.

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Post  carolintexas on 5/29/2010, 9:16 pm

Love your garden! Make sure and post a photo of your hydrangea when it blooms More flowers? why sure! They can only make your beautiful garden better. Happy gardening...carol

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Post  Chopper on 5/30/2010, 2:57 am

Very nice. I love a veggie garden that is pretty.

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Post  Theresa on 5/30/2010, 8:07 am

It looks GREAT Megan! You've worked hard to make it nice, and it will be well worth it, it will be a garden everyone can enjoy!

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Post  Selandra on 5/30/2010, 9:29 am

Wow, very nice, must be fun for your neighbors as they walk by. Hmmmm. neighborhood SFG block party... now that's an idea.

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Post  Lavender Debs on 5/30/2010, 9:37 am

@Megan wrote: snip .....Mister works!
Apparently so does Misses.

Always plant flowers. It tells the bees that they are welcome here.

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Post  Megan on 5/30/2010, 11:45 am

Thanks very much! Very Happy I am hoping the trellises will go up today. They need to... my pole limas are reaching for the sky, and my pole beans are thinking about doing the same.

You can't see it very well from those pictures, but there is a bee garden along the side. I just put in a lantana the other day and got some verbena this morning, to go along with the salvia and sage already there. And it looks like my bee balm is thinking about blossoming for the first time! flower

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Post  Megan on 5/30/2010, 6:22 pm

Oh, my aching back... but it's DONE! All except for the front edging, and containerizing the strawberries properly. (And painting the fence and repainting the foundation... but I don't even want to think about that right now.)



Yes, the trellis alignment is a little funny, but that's how it needed to be.

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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/30/2010, 6:34 pm

It all looks so nice ! You did a great job.
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Post  camprn on 5/30/2010, 6:37 pm

Sweet! Nicely done! I have been a decisional idiot about the height of my last 2 trellises. I have 4 squares of pickling cukes and finally chose to make a 6' trellis. I simply don't trust my Kentucky wonder pole beans to stop growing @ 8' so I just didn't bother cutting the 10' conduit. Shocked

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Post  Megan on 5/30/2010, 7:08 pm

@camprn wrote:Sweet! Nicely done! I have been a decisional idiot about the height of my last 2 trellises. I have 4 squares of pickling cukes and finally chose to make a 6' trellis. I simply don't trust my Kentucky wonder pole beans to stop growing @ 8' so I just didn't bother cutting the 10' conduit. Shocked

Thanks Smile

I chose 78" since I am 6 feet tall, I figured I can reach 6" over my head comfortably plus whatever wildness the plants decide to try to do after that. (I can reach 8' off the ground if I really try, but gardening that high up sounds awkward, to say the least.)

My beans may will probably make a fool of me yet of course ;-) The ground is on a slope which I didn't consider, so I had some dimensional issues, but happily it doesn't show. What worries me more are the squash and the watermelon... I'm hoping I can train them up the trellis.

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Post  miinva on 5/30/2010, 9:52 pm

Your trellises look great! It's wonderful to have a yard that produces more than grass clippings Smile

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Post  Megan on 5/31/2010, 9:41 am

In honor of my father and all others who have served. My dad served in World War II, and is no longer with us. I grew up on a 64 acre farm, and all I can think of when I look at my SFG is that he would be absolutely fascinated by the concept. And then he would probably go out and try to SFG a 50 square yard plot! And it would work. And then we would end up trying to can it all. Love.

Bee balm (maybe about to bloom?)


Verbena and lantana, surrounded with bee balm, salvia, and Siberian iris


Roses and thyme


Kennebec potatoes


Three Sisters planting (corn, 2 kinds each of beans and squash... as well as radishes, cilantro, summer savory, onions, and catnip in the pots.)


Watermelon, nasturtiums, radishes, amaranth, peas, cukes (yet to be supported), and kohlrabi


Small tomato plants, nasturtiums & borage, (microscopic) basil, and lettuce & onions


Radishes, rapini, bolting baby bok choi, unhappy rainbow chard, and peppers (and one lonely cabbage sprout I have little hope for)


In the high-rise, carrots & onions, a tomatillo, and in the adjacent pot, another tomato plant and borage.


Sage, wild ginger, daylilies, rosemary, and peaches & cream hollyhocks


Hydrangea, just starting to bloom


Herbs and strawberries (there are mature strawberries in another planter)


Apparently it takes a looooong time to start wild strawberries from seed.

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Post  Josh on 5/31/2010, 11:44 am

your garden looks great Megan!

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Post  Chopper on 5/31/2010, 9:12 pm

How cool is that Megan!!?? I love it. I also may do high rise for carrots. I got nantes half long but they are looking like the could have used a little more room.

I have a hydrangea that has been severely neglected over the two years I have had it. Almost dried out to the point of no return a couple of times and simply did not deal with the yard for 18 months at one point. FINALLY this year it has ONE flower! I was so proud. I love hydrangeas. It is pretty alkaline here so the flower is pink, but at least it looks healthy. I love your ornamentals.

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Post  Megan on 5/31/2010, 9:37 pm

Thanks very much, Josh and Chopper!

The carrot is St. Valery and is supposed to get big, 10-12" long and 2-3" wide according to the catalog. We will see.... it is looking very innocent at the moment but that is why I gave it the high-rise.

That poor hydrangea has had quite a history. I bought it mail order about 8 years ago and originally it was over by the sage plant. It seemed to get too much sun there -- much wilting -- so a couple years ago I moved it to where it is now. It has burst its stems the last few springs due to rapid freeze and thaw cycles, so it's no where near as big as it should be, but finally this year it seems like it's really got a good start. It is a variety that changes its color over the course of the year. It starts out blue, then green, then in the autumn goes "pink" though it's really a rusty red color that also spreads to the stems and foliage, too.

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