"Fresh chicken poop will burn your plants, it should be composted before putting it around plants. But, if you till it into the soil where no plants grow right now, it should be okay, but I am not sure."
"Jessie, that was excellent advice! I just like to add a few more things. It is also important to pay attention to the water need for the plants. If the soil is constantly wet, you want to plant bog plants like Japanese Iris, Primula, etc.. If the…"
"Great suggestion Maggie, I went to the chime website and listened to some of them. Do you have any suggestion how and where to find chimes with soft low sounds, as the ones on this site were all rather high and "Soprano" sounding?"
"Hostas, Solomon's Seal, Ferns, plant Spring bulbs around the hostas, as they will hide their willting foilage, shade-loving Japanese Maples, and Lady Slipper. Use Statues, a water feature, and some fragrant white blooming plants like: Moonvine,…"
Hi Martina; Thank you for all the kind comments.
Yes, making art is a complicated and expensive endeavor.
The fenulent is about 2 1/2 ft. in diameter at the base. Made of concrete with black mineral pigment; put into a polyurethane/fiberglass mold in a manner that leaves lots of surface pits; sealed; surface holes then filled in with a white cement; wiped clean; sealed again.
The Purple Pods are a water-based resin/fiber that I take down to an auto-body shop to have sprayed with 2 different colors and a sealer. The automotive paint itself is over $100 a pint (and I have to buy them by the pint).
Good evening Martina... I have too much yard to be worried about trying to make it a Better H&G type yard. I just like color in the yard. I have a few favorite flowers, but mostly I plant things that give the most color the longest. Check the photos I have posted on Facebook. I am going to try and post photos of the yard and garden all through the growing season.
I tilled up the rest of my garden today. (30'X240') I made the second planting of Potatoes, about 45' of Russets, 5' of Yukon Gold and 12 seeds of all blue potatoes to amuse the grandkids.
Killing weeds is not an organic must, I use RoundUp where I can. I don't use it in the garden. I like to keep the areas around my sheds and outside equipment neat.
You need to drop over and see my yard watering system. I have 11 stations in the front yard and 10 stations for the backyard all on timers. I use impulse heads, gear heads, drip emitters and mini-sprinklers as needed.
Good morning... Not just a veggie gardener, I have many flowers also. Veggies planted so far include, Peas, Potatoes, Kohlrabi, Turnips, Radishes, Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard. Everything is coming slower this year, due to lack of really warm days. I have 425+ Dianthus plants ready to be planted, just as edging for my backyard flowerbed. I will be planting over 600 bedding flowers this year.
What is your plan for planting this year?
"I would also feel really lost in such a bleak environment. We were in Germany across the street from the barracks in 1972 living in German rental housing. Lots of chain link & barb wire for a view. Wouldn't want to be stationed in the…"