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Thursday, April 9, 2009

An Introduction of Sorts

Wisteria over deck.

I'm new here to Blogger. I moved my blog/journal over from Live Journal. We built our house 13 years ago on about 1.5 acres. It was just pasture and mud when we moved in, so all the gardens were from scratch. With the exception of trees and a few shrubs, I've planted everything myself that's here now. I like the concept of garden rooms and try to implement that idea. After I get everything cleaned up this spring, I'll do a photo tour of my yard and gardens. Gardening for me is an ongoing experiment, and I garden by trial and error, as do most gardeners, I believe. Oh, and (obviously from the photos so far) I have chickens! I got six chicks last summer: Three buff orpingtons and three plymouth barred rocks. All hens. I love them extremely. My favorite part of my gardens is my koi pond. It needs a lot of work still. I lost both of my parents in the past few years, and as a result of sadness, I seriously neglected my gardens. That is changing this year though! OK, enough babbling! Pretty picture time.

I had forgotten I had a white bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis ' Alba'). I love surprises like that.

I still haven't been able to indentify this SDB iris. It's making me crazy.

This one is SDB 'Jillaroo'.

My Bluestone Perennial order is supposed to be here tomorrow. So much planting to do!


Heather said...

Hi Karenleigh- I love the wisteria over the deck. I recently learned from another blogger that it can grow up to a foot per day in the right conditions. Yikes! It looks beautiful there. I can't wait to see more pictures of your garden.

Heather said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I just ordered my chicks. 30 of them, woops. I am an overzealous shopper when confronted with decisions. My blog is Idaho Small Goat Garden

CatHerder said...

GORGEOUS! My wisteria is growing like crazy, but no blooms....same thing with my bleeding hearts...the iris's are up, but just buds...hyacinths are blooming, tulips just have buds...we really havent had any WARM days here assuming one or two in a row and everything will just BURST...cant wait.....glad you swung over from LJ like i did!! This is my "public" journal...LJ is my private "ranting" journal lol

karenleigh said...

Hey Heather! How exciting about your chicks! I started off with eleven, but realized that was just too many for me. If I had a farm, I'd have so many more! And I'm so envious of your little goats! I wish I could have some. I'd really love a little farm.

karenleigh said...

CatHerder, you're going to have everything exploding at once! I love lj for my personal craziness, but it was too much keeping up with a separate gardening journal there.