Tuesday, June 21, 2011

So the lifespan of a wooden fence is about

See the corner post complete rotted out
8-10 years.

That is when I first put in my cutting garden in the back yard.  Since then I have had to replace a post or a panel from time to time.  But this last winter the whole north side of the fence fell over into the vegetable beds.

So we had to dig out about 8 of the 14 posts and replace as about as many panels.

Here is the garden in repair mode.  We are having a wedding in the garden in July, so we are working hard to get ready.  More pictures to follow.

Most of the boards just fell of the fence when we picked them up

Garden view from under the willow tree

front entrance to the garden - archway needs some work too 
In that bed on the other side of the miniature potted fruit trees and fountain....is a skeleton, overtaken by mint! :D
Painting the new fence panels

Monday, June 20, 2011

And the winner is....

Pam over at Labyrinth Creations!

Woohoo!!!  Congrats my dear.  Just email your mailing address to chris@davisgraveyard.com and I will get it out to you.

Thanks to everyone who entered.....and the fantastic programmers at Random.org....use your site often :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

We have a giveaway

Thanks to the super kind and gernerous TrickorTreat from Midnight in the Garden of Evil blog we have a special giveaway.

I met her when she came up for the West Coast Haunters Convention this May and she brought me presents!  One of them was this lovely book - she said I could give it away on my blog....but I thought this would be a more befitting venue to giveaway a book called "Wicked Bugs"....a signed book no less!  That is one awesome giveaway from an equally awesome blogger.

Just leave a comment on this post and we will draw a winner on Friday, June 17th.

Good luck everyone!



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I know you won't believe me

I would not believe me :)  But I have taken pictures of our latest garden remodel I just have not gotten a chance to get them up here.

The reason why is that I am busy with this project.  We are trying to raise money for a new neighborhood park - so all us neighbors are having a plant sale at the proposed park location.  Lots of fun (and lots of work)

I don't know about you but I love buying local plants from my neighbors gardens - we are mostly into native, non-invasive plants - unlike big box stores that will sell you just about anything, whether it is good for your garden or not.

See, a Halloween gal can design something pretty with lots of white.....and not burst into flames :D

I will be back with pictures of my "scary" garden shortly.  (Scary with weeds that is!)

Happy haunted gardening everyone!!