There was an earthquake in the miniature Garden last week causing damage to my road. It was caused by a mole, much repair work will need to be done. I have since put down a good layer of mole repellant and I hope that works. Moles do a lot of damage to gardens as they look for worms to eat, swimming through the soil. In a miniature garden that damage is exaggerated, ripping up roads and pushing up plants, I do hope he does not come back.
I have been working hard in the garden, so much that i have been too tired to post anything. We have had several visitors to the garden since my last post, including the Low Maintenance Red Hat Babes from Chanute Kansas pictured here at the left.
Richards sister Carol was here for a couple of days at the end of May. We had a nice visit and hope she can come back soon. Then in June we had a few good friends out for a barbecue....getting a bit too hot for that now. Next came the red hatters and today was the local Pond Tour.
I am through with most of the garden work except for maintenance like weeding and watering, let me tell you that takes enough time. I am continuing to work on the miniature garden, adding more people, cars, horses, roads and the like. I will try and post new pictures of it soon.
All the watering combined with the drought and we have water woes. We do not have rural water and use a well, we also have a cistern but it leaks right now and needs repair. Richard has had to haul water a number of times and finally had enough, we will be getting rural water soon. Work on that starts this Monday. I will have to cut some of the milkweed and will try starting new plants with cuttings, hope it works. Once the rural water is hooked up we will have two water systems, the well and cistern for garden use and rural water for the house. I will be doing laundry at home again!
The old greenhouse in my labyrinth garden is getting a makeover. Although it is not quite done I thought I would show a before and after of it. In the first picture you can see the concrete board was coming apart and falling off. I keep a lot of plants in that green house over the winter so it is very important to keep it in good shape. I have a ponderosa lemon tree that was my grandmothers, it has gotten so big it never comes out, I love that tree.
This is how the greenhouse looks now, with log cabin siding. I would never have thought of using log cabin siding on a greenhouse but I like it. It really dresses up the garden. The path you see in front of the greenhouse is made up of names of pets I have had throughout my life, dogs, cats,mice,hamsters, birds and a praying mantis. I hope to work on it this year but it will be a year or two before it is complete.