Permaculture Practice Where to start is to read The Permaculture Design Course Handbook. It leads you through the 11 design principles whose goal is a community of plants and animals acting in coordination for mutual benefit. When thoughtfully placed near each other (relative location) each element provides at least three functions for other elements. Principles […]
Pictured: The Marmore’s Falls in Umbria, Italy, the tallest artificial waterfall in the world Okay so I have no idea what I was thinking. I have a pond pump that is 330 gallons per hour. It has 12.5 foot pumping height. and I’m thinking this is going to be Vince and Danielle’s. I don’t know […]
I wanted a nice view. One to gaze upon as I pondered the vegetable garden expansion. The comfy chair was pulled here and there until I happened on this view. It was not only the colors that pleased my eye. It was the layers. I noticed the interesting contrast of textures, like the wisps of […]
I love the new flagstone patio. Eucevio did a great job creating a place to relax. Now to create the garden around it to make it all the more inviting. Last May i purchased 5 goatsbeard plants to use in the shaded area, only to have them all croak before I could get my plan […]
https://www.familyhandyman.com/decks/building-a-deck/under-deck-roof/view-all Plan to space the 2×4 purlins parallel to the house and 3 ft. on center. To provide drainage, the panels should slope toward the outside edge of the deck about 1/4 in. per foot. If the span under your deck is 12 ft., for example, the purlin at the outer end of the deck […]
Our fence really needed replaced. The old fence though was built so that light could shine through and you could see into each other’s yards. Our neighbor decided he didn’t want that kind of fence again. So now we have more shade . But new challenges mean new gardens! Here is the fence.
Long lists. Many hours. Planning, scheduling, bending, lifting. But I once again have my garden ready to enjoy. And it couldn’t come soon enough! The gardener can’t rest until the plants are watered, birds fed, and the vision meets the envisioned. This year The afternoon view in mid-July at 5PM in the afternoon. This picture […]
I will be planting two of my peach seedlings along a back fence. This has been a long forgotten part of the yard. But one that would lend well to small fruit trees. My seedlings are ready for their permanent home and while that part of the yard is not in full use I think […]
After many years waiting for the cash to get the patio I knew would never get done by myself, I am quite pleased with the result. Eucevio and his son did a great job, even accommodating a move of the very heavy stone stair. Here is the before and after. Now to plan the shade […]
Is your garden all fence and no flair? Create depth and interest with these tricks.