Friday, May 27, 2016

Where to start...

First off it's 82 degrees and sunny ! Now I have energy after a month of rain.

Anyway I just took a camera break after 4 hours of digging, moving blocks and redoing some of them. So here we go.

                                              First some Garden Accents

You can see the new short garden dog deterring fence here.



Second some flowers and other stuff.


These are garlic scapes used for salads, sauces and sautés. The are similar to chives but have a garlic onion flavor. Haven't had any before so it should be interesting.



Third but not least

 is my project of doggie proofing my garden beds. Also since they made their own path through my perennials in 2 sections of the beds...well I gave up and made them a runway. Plus I'm working on putting in short border fencing to deter them from walking into all the beds.



This is one of two that goes behind all the trees, shrubs and beds in one large section. Nothing can grow back there because it's so dark so they have 50 feet of clear running space along the fence. Also it's where they like to hide.

This one allows Miss Kai to view the other side of the yard through a tall wire fence where my husband grows a variety of veggies but mostly Heirloom tomatoes.


You can see how well the short fence works. HA




  1. I can imagine garlic scapes - will be delicious. I use garlic chives and Tulbaghia (society garlic?) leaves.

  2. The last photo makes a good punch line. Dogs can do a bit of garden damage, but we would be lost without them!

    One of my dogs likes to hide behind the car in the garage and get herself dusty.

  3. Lovely blog

  4. I love the roses and the birds in the nest. Enjoy your day!

  5. Your garden is so charming! The baby birds are adorable. I know from experience how challenging the coexistence of dogs and a garden can be. I hope your new fence works!

  6. your hard work pays off. Looks lovely :)

  7. Patsi girl all your "stuff" is perfect ! .. Those adorable fur babies on Mr. Tomato ? well they all look so damn happy it is too cute : )
    The baby birds are amazing .. getting that close to take a picture ! .. it is a lot of work but it will pay off .. I have a ton of work I have to get to in the next couple of days so you are NOT alone girl .. we will all be aching and moaning together ? haha
    Wear that sun block and Garden ON Girl !
    Joy : )

  8. You've been very, very busy too! The Master Gardeners are going to hold a meeting at my house, so I'm pulling out all the stops this year. Lots to do!

  9. lovely garden and yes, even short fences work well. :)


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