posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 12:02 AM
a reply to: Domo1
we had mom move in for her twilight, and i wanted her to have a garden to sit by for breakfast, and all that kind of stuff. So we fenced in a
backyard on the property, and I started growing grass and put in a stone walkway. Some LED solar lights in the wrought iron fence posts give some
nice even ambient lighting.
And I put in the flower beds using xeriascaping concepts to minimize my need to tend to it. Basically, i put in semi natiee flowering perennials and
ran a gray water system to capture my washing machine (we are on septic, so i really see no need to dump it in the tank anyway). The phosphorous
makes the flowers bloom like crazy and has helped make sure the root systems are well developed, although I may have given up a little in vertical
The wife likes screwing with the annuals. I just spend a saturday once a year putting them in, and she does all the whatever it is she does (she
fiddles unnecessarily mostly, but enjoys it so i enjoy watching her)
She into the fairy garden thing, and outgrew her garden last year. So i expect to be building a new spread for that in the next few weeks so she can
tend to it, too. Watching her tend to her fairy garden is may favorite part of summer. Its iike watching her revert back to 5 years old playing with
her doll house or something. I love it. She just likes to touch the plants and rearrange the swag, but its very cute.