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Hubris

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Your garden
« on: November 05, 2013, 07:55 PM »
I was thinking on building a few things for garden use and the thought hit me... what do your gardens look like? So anyone who wants to please feel free to post pictures of your gardens.
 

Anthony

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 04:29 AM »
Purely functional, it is all about the trees. The stands are rig steel, lasts for years,and years.
The solar stuff is because research is being done for the house in Mayaro, which is solar powered and soon home base as well.
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Re: Your garden
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 03:10 PM »
Just relaid the bricks a week or so ago. My back is stille sore.
 

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 01:25 PM »
Brickwork looks great Matsu.  Nice setup too ;)
 

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 02:12 PM »
I was thinking on building a few things for garden use and the thought hit me... what do your gardens look like? So anyone who wants to please feel free to post pictures of your gardens.
how do I put my pics on hear it says that forum won't let me why is this?


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Hubris

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 03:09 PM »
From the computer I know their is a choose file button below the area that you type to reply not sure about phones etc...
 

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2013, 10:04 PM »
View from the full-sun growing bed...my garden has benches facing 4 directions, with some areas receiving every ray the sun offers, and some areas under good afternoon shade of a tall oak tree.  It's a good setup and I'm fortunate.
 

Hubris

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2013, 10:08 PM »
I really like that... wish I had a fenced in backyard like that but I just live on a huge field
 

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2013, 05:29 AM »
Create a bonsai garden - you have the space  :)
 

Anthony

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2013, 07:31 AM »
Hubris,

you may find that with a situation like what you have, a visit to the library and some reading up, chewing and digesting of landscaping ideas would give you a great canvas.

Just try not to create a Japanese garden, create what you need and with things that you like and are in harmony.

The backyard being used, in my images, exists on the side of a hill and is just 30 /35 feet wide from the house to the bamboo hedge. No place to view, but great to walk through. The trees are in sunlight either all day or until 10 in the morning and later at 3 until 6 in the evening.
There is a great tree giving high shade, and allowing breezes to pass through. In the dry season all of the leaves will fall and the entire tree will go to golden yellow. This will happen three times during the dry season.

From October, the garden zone will go into shade as it is on the North side of the house and everything will grow cooler. This will stay like this until February. The trees are dormant and take a nice deep sleep.

Difficult to show this in images.

Anyhow, I encourage you to evolve something other than the typical Japanese wannabe situation. We have in the New World great beauty, and all one has to do is refine the ideas/situations.
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Anthony

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Hubris

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2013, 07:36 AM »
Thanks for your advice ... I definitely have a blank slate to do as I please but when I said field don't get the wrong idea. Grass was planted and trees were cut .. I have the best yard on the block but when it comes to controlling the weather now is where my problem is and I like to see how you guys did it is all and admirer your hard work!
 

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2013, 08:46 AM »
Hubris,

if wintering and winds/rain are your concern, simply go to the library, and if need be do an interlibrary loan, the older books on Bonsai written by the Japanese, have tons of visual images for wintering trees.
Remember Japan is also listed as zone 7 and I think cooler as you go more north, other than Okinawa and so on.

I see you listed as a zone 8a.

As you can see I grew up in the time with no Internet and have no problems going some miles to our University library.
Our normal libraries, are limited to educating up to 16 year olds. It is an extreme limitation.
Down here you learn to adapt or just give up [ on life .]
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Hubris

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2013, 11:19 AM »
I think its more of just wanting to see how everyone set up their gardens for sun and shade I have an unheated garage for the winter months and the library is now on my list to check out

 

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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2013, 07:22 PM »
I cannot wait to do this same thing, we are moving to a new house we purchased that has a blank canvas, i am going to make it a plant lovers wet dream  :-) all these pictures are beautiful btw, absolutely inspiring

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Hubris

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Re: Your garden
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2013, 10:29 PM »
Glad you agree too Joshua these pics help and inspire thanks guys