Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vacation Home Gardening

My gosh, I was so excited when I got the news that the vacation home was finalized!  In terms of gardening it meant I would be learning how to garden in a totally different zone from our permanent home of Zone 6A.  When we arrived here to finally check out what we bought almost a month and a half after signing the final papers I was overwhelmed at the work involved.  It wasn't the work as in the house needed major work but more the work of shopping to stock the house.  Goodness, I hate shopping at the best of times so shopping to stock a house that was basically empty was just a bit too much for me.  So I'm on to learning all about gardening here.  We actually have a programmable watering system!

I know I won't be planting much in the way of fruits or vegetables although I do want an orange tree.  The gardens are planted to surround the house along the perimeter by about 2 feet with low maintenance shrubs and a larger garden to the front.  A couple of geckos flit in and about the garden with the smaller one getting into the lanai.  We've been told that a gecko in the lanai is good luck and he [actually I think a she] is rather friendly so I don't mind.  A couple of gnomes have arrived to expand the Gnome Empire here.  I will be posting more about my new gardens along with pictures shortly.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


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