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Our Journey

 

Hurricane Katrina was the catalyst for our move from Louisiana to Missouri. So, we are starting over with a new home, new gardens, new life. Join us on our journey.

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Galleries - Gardens In Progress

I moved here with a severe gardening addiction already, so I could not wait to get started gardening in my new home. We moved into the house in November of 2006. I had purchased some tall bearded Iris rhizomes on a Dave's Garden Coop, and those were the very first thing that I planted at our new home. They were planted around a big rock that we left in the front yard.

The next thing I began work on was the front border. I could not start on that until early Spring 2007. After the front border, came the woodland driveway garden. It is still a work in progress, but shaping up.

We really wanted to have vegetables, but the soil here is so poor, so 2007 we decided to try straw bale gardening. In 2008, we opted for raised vegetable beds.

Along the east side of our back yard is an area that would be impossible to have lawn as there are so many rocks. The amount of clay and rocks also prevents working the soil much for any kind of garden attempt, so I just tried scattering flower seeds on there, which resulted in what I call my scattered seed garden. This garden has also become a place for butterflies to enjoy, and I foster monarchs in the early spring and summer.

I always wanted roses in Louisiana, but had too many trees for them. Here I have lots of full sun area, so roses are going to be an integral part of our landscape. The newest bed is our driveway rose bed. Some of my roses were purchased to plant around our Pergola which was constructed in 2007 for our wedding.

Category List
Front Border
Front Border
Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Garden
Driveway Woodland Garden
Driveway Woodland Garden
Raised Veggie Beds
Raised Veggie Beds
Straw Bale Veggie Garden
Straw Bale Veggie Garden
"Big" Rock Garden
Roses
Roses
Hosta and Iris Bed
Hosta and Iris Bed

 

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