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"

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Tipi at the Organic Farm

July 28, 2010

Home gardeners know that gardening is not  just the bare basics.  Garden decorations enter the picture at some point.  Some aren't even intended garden decorations but meant rather to serve practical purposes likes pest deterrents or critter protectors like toad home.  The organic farm has a wonderful tipi constructed on a bit of open space.  Despite adding character, the tipi could serve as a spot to harden young plants in the spring.  The canvas would shield from sunburn and wind while proving a bit of warmth.  I'm not sure if they are using it for this purpose so will be sure to ask the next time we visit.

Behind the row of evergreens which is a common windbreak in rural areas there is a larger traditional row garden (picture tomorrow) and a lovely pond that is just still in progress.  It will be gorgeous when finished.  They are planning on adding sitting areas for visitors to rest and ponder awhile.  They also have horses and while they no longer offer riding lessons they may will offer a trail ride.  They have free range chickens as well so I now have another source for buying eggs until I get chickens of my own.
Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


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