Backyard Garden Growing Experiment

| 4/19/2010 4:42:09 PM

A photo of Nebraska DaveHey, I'm so glad to see you're back again. I made it back from my trek across Central America and if you really want to read about it, you can go to my personal blog.

It's time to grab a cup of coffee sit back and let me take you on a tour of the Urban Backyard Garden Bio-intensive Vertical Raised Bed Growing Experiment. These pictures were all last fall when the warm weather of November was wafting across the land, and life was good. It did abruptly end when the subzero weather of December hit. Ah but that's just a story to tell the Grandkids about some day.

Urban ranch from the front

So here's my Urban ranch. Over on the left you can see Old Syc the Sycamore tree. He's kind of the nuisance of the neighbor hood. He has big hand sized leaves that dribble off all fall and Winter. Because of the big leaves the slightest breeze will blow them all over the neighborhood which is good for me but everyone knows where they came from ‘cause old Syc is the only Sycamore tree for miles around. On the right with only one branch showing is Elmer the Elm Tree. He's always very nice and quiet and at the mention of frost he does a total leaf drop overnight. The Cedar Tree by the car goes by the name of CC short for Cecelia. She's been trying to take over the drive way for years and I've had to keep her in check with an annual shearing. Let's walk over to the left passed old Syc to the West side of the house. Watch your step now those leaves are a little slippery and lawn has some hidden holes.

The west side of the urban ranch

There you can see the Iris are just about done for this year. There's a good look at my wonderful rabbit sieve chain link fence. I just can't believe that they can get through that fence without even breaking stride. On the left is my neighbor's bush that blooms positively magnificent in the spring. Way in the back you will notice the neighbor's wild Mulberry trees trying to climb over my fence and invade my yard. A branch lopping session every Spring keeps them in check. Mulberry trees grow just about where ever a bird poops in Nebraska. That's about it for here, so let's open the gate and walk around the corner and go into the back yard.

1/14/2015 5:27:31 AM

I visited your link and was really impressed to see this beautiful backyard along with its chain link fence that can prevent your yard from wild animals. Mulberry trees around your yard acts as a fence that not only enhance the beauty but also protect from aggravated burglary. I also work with fencing company in and around California that offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fence installation and hardscape services. Thanks for nice sharing.

S.M.R. Saia
4/30/2010 6:12:30 AM

That looks great! I would like to have something that contained and structured, but I'm not that handy with tools. I'm looking forward to seeing everything starting to grow soon!

Nebraska Dave
4/24/2010 2:45:08 PM

Hortense, thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoyed the tour of the Urban Ranch. Thank you so much for the information about the bush. I have many times considered cutting down the bush but then Spring comes and it blooms. It puts on such a magnificent display that I just don’t have the heart to get rid of it. So I trim it up and leave it go another year. Spring time for me is the best season ever. The flowers are always so bright and colorful. The Lilac another favorite of mine are just coming into bloom. They are always so fragrant. I love the smell of Lilac. After the Lilac is done it’s almost time for the peonies to bloom. They display their blooms around Memorial Day here in Nebraska. The Iris are really budded out and will most likely break into bloom this week. The Daffodil have already been dead headed as they were done. The tulips are still hanging in there which has quite surprised me. They have completed week number three and counting. I expect your area is a little ahead of Nebraska that is if you are still in Arkansas. I hope you come back and visit again.

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