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Categories Instead of Pages — City Yard

Crepe Myrtle, Roses, Purple Sage, Tiger Lilies

Crepe Myrtle, Roses, Purple Sage, Tiger Lilies

Good Afternoon!! (and now Good Evening!!)

This was written on January 5, and posted right before midnight, but it dated the post the 6th…no biggy. After trying to put images and text on a page early this morning (like 1 a.m.), I’ve decided that I just need to post under different categories instead of so many pages and see how that works. I told you I’m not very tech savvy.

So, today I thought I’d start at the beginning by sharing  some pics from the yard we had when we lived in the city. This will give you some ideas of where I might be headed for our country yard, but, of course, the space is very different.

In the city, we lived in a single-wide mobile home at the edge of the parking lot across from my husband’s shop. Our green spot of a yard was at the back part of the front and about 30X30. One of the first things I did was make a flower bed inside and along the back fence (above). My philosophy is that one can make their outside space pretty and inviting no matter how small and no matter what the hard-scape is around it. This picture is when the bed is about 2 years old. The first plant on the left is a lavender crepe myrtle that started as a volunteer “baby” from a friend’s plant. It continued to grow while we were there until it was taller than the fence — maybe 8 feet. There is another one planted at the other end of the bed which grew to about 12-15 feet. After we moved to the country 10+ years later, we pruned them to about 4 feet tall and transplanted them almost a year ago. We also pruned back two bigger red crepe myrtle that were beside our carport there to about 5 feet and transplanted them. They all sprouted and bloomed last summer except the lavender one closest in this picture. We thought it was dead, because it didn’t sprout new limbs. But, then it grew “babies” from the roots.

The pictures below are of our first attempt of a koi and goldfish pond in the city. That’s the back fence in these pictures, too, and the far end of the flower bed. You can see our attempt at a water fall. We had had a drainage problem at the front door and porch, on the carport, so we built this slightly slanted gravel path from the carport to the end of the pond. Overflow from the pond drained under the waterfall and on under the fence to a ditch.

First Koi and Goldfish Pond

First Koi and Goldfish Pond

Had been established about 9 months

Had been established about 9 months

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Hello!!

I already have three followers! I’m excited!

I’m not tech savvy, which I’m sure will become obvious, but I want to learn, and I want to do this myself. So, it took me a long time to accomplish what I did the first day on this new site, and I was exhausted! 🙂

Tonight I want to think about some of the pages I’d like to have and pick at least one to add this evening. Possibilities will be:

City Yard (which will include demolition necessary for our move)

Moving to the Country (which will include clearing land and preparing our home site)

Cats & Dogs

Vegetable Gardening

Flower Gardening

Fowl Friends

Mosaics

Painting

Birdhouses

Crafts

Sewing

Cooking & Baking

Canning

I think I’ll start with adding the page for City Yard because it was pretty, and I’ll enjoy sharing the pictures. This will give you some ideas of what my yard in the country might be like or what I’m working toward.

I began this post in the evening of January 4, 2015, and am saving it at 1:06 a.m. January 5.