Southwest Gardening forum: Straw Wattle Garden

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 20, 2010 5:58 PM CST
Anyone know how well it might (or might not) work to spray paint the straw wattle? I'm guessing it would flake off. I should seed them with four leaf clover!

Anyway, here's my beginning.....hope to make good progress next week, if work doesn't get in the way. Drats!

Before pic 1.

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 20, 2010 6:01 PM CST
I ran out between raindrops and dragged the wattle around a bit, here's a rough idea of how it will look. Need to tighten the ends up a bit. Where the garden hoses lay will be rocks piled up in a short 'wall'. Nice river rocks from MickeyAZ. Thanks! Mickey. More to come....

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Feb 20, 2010 8:01 PM CST
Lookin' good McP! You gonna plant veggies in there?
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 20, 2010 8:22 PM CST
Veggies, flowers, herbs.... I'm thinking it will have to be seasonal. I like how portable the wattles are. Here this seson, there later. It's my first one.....stay tuned, I'll play with it a bit.
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Feb 20, 2010 11:00 PM CST
Very cool! Can't wait to see what you plant!
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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Feb 20, 2010 11:01 PM CST
Mary I have a feeling that this is going to work out well for you!
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 21, 2010 1:28 AM CST
Thanks Dan, I think so too. We drove down to south Scottsdale yesterday for a load of compost from Singh Farms. I'll use the compost in this bed. It was $40 for one front loader scoop which filled the bed of the big truck.
Name: Jayne
Glendale/Parks Az
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rtl850nomore
Feb 21, 2010 8:51 AM CST
Wattles and Singh Farms compost...how can it get any better.
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Feb 21, 2010 1:52 PM CST
Singh's has great compost. For $60 last summer I got a 3/4 ton truck packed full. Barely finished using it all up, so need to make another trip to pick up some more. Hopefully next Saturday.

This is going to be great McP!
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 27, 2010 11:52 AM CST
It's an Advil day!!

I call this one "Implements of Reconstruction".....spent the morning making the keyhole path. A huge thanks to Mickey and Chuck for the rocks....small boulders even.

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 27, 2010 11:54 AM CST
Taking shape.

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 27, 2010 11:54 AM CST
Looking NE

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 27, 2010 11:56 AM CST
Looking SE

Taking a lunch break then I begin sifting the compost - - - trying to beat the rainstorm on its way in.

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 27, 2010 11:59 AM CST
Please ignore all the assorted junk in the background..... we got Stuff! The sunken clay pot will be RayDan's clumping onions. Don't want them to take over the garden.
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kyleaz
Feb 27, 2010 12:42 PM CST
Mary,
What a great way to make a pattern for your rocks!
If anyone needs rock I've got a few left after Mary got her's.
Mickey
Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Feb 27, 2010 1:33 PM CST
Wow that looks great Mary!!! I have those onions everywhere!!!
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Roadrunner
Feb 27, 2010 1:36 PM CST
Marie...I can't get used to your new name..Jo
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 27, 2010 5:48 PM CST
Day is done, let it rain! We got all the compost turned in and some garden art placed. Will plant some veggies next weekend. Here's a pic of our final result......I know, I know....needs some green in there. Soon come. It's a bit shady, part of the plan of course, so this picture is not so great.

Thanks for following my little bitty garden project. Good thing we have:

1. a hot tub
2. a large jar of Advil
3. an adequate amount of scotch
4. a number for pizza delivery

McTuckeredOut

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 27, 2010 5:49 PM CST
A mixture of some very favorite rocks from some of our very favorite camping spots and our huge score at Mickey's Rock Yard.

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Name: Jayne
Glendale/Parks Az
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rtl850nomore
Feb 27, 2010 6:21 PM CST
Looks great MickeyPea...can't wait to see it grown out.
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