A Walk Round the Garden

Hutchinson, Kansas, had lightning, thunder, and thankfully, lots of rain last night. With our current heat spell, I’m grateful for any amount of extra water on my yard. The soil is so different here than anything I’ve experienced; it’s actually sand. This area was apparently a gigantic inland ocean ages ago. That being said, I’ve learned I must water my newly planted veggies, trees, and plants as often as 2-3 times a day. The next project I’ll be working on, thanks to a gift from my long-time friend, Aranka, is an automatic drip irrigation system. The lines will need to be in underground trenches as winter brings freezing temperatures, but, thanks to the sandy soil, I can practically dig with a spoon! The plus of the sandy soil is ease of digging and pulling weeds, the minus is that anything I’ve tried to hold in place requires heavy-duty metal posts pounded very deeply into the ground. We have very strong winds, and one panel of the privacy fence I’d put up promptly blew down three times before I got it right. Today’s photo gallery shows a few shots from my yard this morning. It’s going to be a humid one here today; I hope you enjoy your day! ~SueBee

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3 Comments on “A Walk Round the Garden”

  1. Jul 07, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

    You have done a lot of work. I take my hat off to you.

    • Jul 10, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      Thank you. Physical activity has certainly increased by huge amounts since buying this house with very large yard!

      • Jul 10, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

        Gardening is good for you!

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