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Thread: A planted bowl

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    Haha. Indeed I shall.
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    By special request.


    The bit to the fence just before the shed is ours.



    We've had an unusually cold spring so not much is in flower just yet. Those white flowers are always early. In the middle you can see the chives flowering. SOmetime in the next week I expect the sage to flower as well, that's always a nice array of flowers which attracts all sorts of insects including the bumblebees that live in the wall of our house.



    My little wildlife pond. There's 6 frogs and some newts that call it home. A lot of the birds from the area come to drink and bathe in the shallow end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Dutchie, this is incredible! lol I love the idea. Your picture, however, makes me curious about your yard. You're an excellent aquatic gardener... does it extend into the yard?
    Took the words right out of my mouth.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Well, now you know. When we bought this house in '06 the hardscape was in there. We've taken out some mature shrubs and replaced it with flowering plants and the round herb garden in the middle. For most of you Americans it's tiny I suppose. For our standards it isn't bad and I like it. I've got a small bit in the back that I sowed with a wildflower seed mix. Going to be fun to see what was in there.

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    Happy Birthday. - gadget228 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Looks like its time for a second cup! - Trillianne always fun - Surfdog thanks for sweetening the pot! - fishmommie 
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    It is small compared to many of our yards however as time goes on our yards are getting smaller and smaller too. I live in an apartment so I don't have a yard at all, I love what you have done with yours and I hope you post more pictures once those wildflowers start to flower.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    That I can do of course.

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    Your bowl is awesome! Very cool!

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    Very beautiful dutchie. I'm impressed with your gardening skills.

    I enjoy this kind of thing, as well. I have about .25 acres of land that my house sits on, so it's not a huge yard, but it's pretty big for where we're located and how they're building homes these days. I'm trying to create a nice little getaway in the backyard, since we can't really utilize it for playing with the kids (it has a rather steep slope). I had a patio put in right after we moved, then planted some shrubs around it. After some time, I built a stone walkway to the patio and planted some hydrangeas on one side, with a rock garden and a potted plant on the other. I also planted a Pink Lady Apple tree in the back on the other side of the yard. At the end of that Summer, I built a retaining wall where the steep part of the hill sat and filled it in with soil and a french drain. Made that section into a flower bed of sorts w/ a bird bath in the middle, tree in the back, some flowering shrubs along the sides, etc. I'm hoping these gain some growth next year and fill in a bit. We just had a deck built that extends from our first floor (the patio was built at our basement entrance).

    Now I'm thinking about what to do with the other side of the yard, across from the flower bed. I'm thinking of doing another flower bed to make it symmetrical, or possibly a vegetable garden.

    Anyway, thought I'd share what I've done with you. Love seeing other people's yards. It gives me ideas and sparks a creativity bug that gets me going. Thanks for the pics, I appreciate it. =]
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    Bit more flowers now:


    From halfway in my garden I got the flowering herbs and the mix of clematis and honeysuckle in the back



    mainly clematis now but there will be more honeysuckle later.



    I just love sage, it's easy to grow, smells nice looks great and attracts a load of bumblebees.


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    Stunning yard, man. You should be proud. =]
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