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Aug 4, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
I will be doing some yard renovations when money allow (which wont be soon though). Things I would like to add is a small grain mill with water wheel (fell in love with them when I did a trip to Missouri as a kid and saw a few). It would be located on a small stream (man maid) flowing into a pond. I would recirculate the water for the river flow and if possible use the water wheel to help generate some of the electricity for the pond pump. Also I would like to add a wishing well into the landscape.

What kinds of things would you add to your garden/yard non plant wise?
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Aug 4, 2015 8:11 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'm pretty much at my limit with a bird bath and a few garden ornaments. I would love a waterfall of some kind, but it's not practical -- I have more than I can take care of with things as they are. Your plans sound wonderful.
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 4, 2015 8:23 PM CST
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
At my previous home, we had a small fish pond (plastic with a pump and fountain ). We kept gold fish in there. I really enjoyed it.
Here we have a couple of bird baths and ornaments. That is plenty for us now.
"Loving God... loving each other....
and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Aint nothing flashing but the fireflies...lyrics by Paul Simon

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Aug 5, 2015 3:58 AM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
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I would add a garden statue of St. Francis (I used to be a Franciscan friar). That would make my Iris garden complete ! Smiling
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Aug 5, 2015 4:27 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I am always on the lookout for benches, old gates, pieces of wooden fencing and I use a lot of old wooden handled garden tools in my garden. I also have the usual bird baths and concrete frogs and turtles. I am adding the old garden tools to a fence so that is an ongoing project and I pick up galvanized buckets whenever I find them. I like them so much better than regular planters. I also add any old iron wheels I find.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Aug 5, 2015 5:37 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
So Patrick -- I don't think I know any other *used to be* friars. Did you retire?

I wouldn't think it would be at all difficult to find a statue of St. Francis -- if you're not fussy about the size...........???
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 5, 2015 5:38 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I added a cast iron rabbit to the garden this spring. I had hoped if he was put in the center of the snow crocus patch I would know where they were when they went dorment. turns out this spring, most of them had dies so will have to plant some others. Never had crocus die before. Anyhow it is leaping out of the garden bed towards the lawn. No I don't have a photo ☺.
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Aug 5, 2015 5:52 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I always add a few ornaments and solar lights. DH picked me up a small tiki head a couple of weeks ago. I still haven't decided where to put it.

The waterwheel sounds great!
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Aug 5, 2015 6:07 AM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Celia, Its something I fell in love with as a kid for some reason and add in the water which is relaxing. Altogether, once its done I would think it would be a peaceful environment,
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Aug 5, 2015 6:13 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
It most certainly would! Be sure to show pictures when it's done. Thumbs up
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Aug 5, 2015 6:26 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
yes, I want to see it too. I do not have a water feature in my garden. It would be a snake habitat here. I have friends with ponds and falls and they are lovely. I love the sound of water in a garden and it does bring birds and wildlife.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Aug 5, 2015 6:31 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Bonnie -- that's why we never dug a pond here on our farm. I don't need to be attracting snakes!!! Blinking
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 5, 2015 6:51 AM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
Muddymitts said:So Patrick -- I don't think I know any other *used to be* friars. Did you retire?

I wouldn't think it would be at all difficult to find a statue of St. Francis -- if you're not fussy about the size...........???


LOL, I'm sure there aren't to many people who have actually met or known a Franciscan friar, LOL,
No, I left the Order in 1981 after spending 8-years in the Order.

I did find a really nice statue of St. Francis at a local Supermarket, but they sold out early in the Summer season (Drats!), so I'm gonna have to wait till next year, coz that really is the statue I want for my garden.
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Aug 5, 2015 7:11 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
I want something like this:
Thumb of 2015-08-05/lovemyhouse/3a91a9

...or this (maybe AND this Big Grin ):
Thumb of 2015-08-05/lovemyhouse/042293
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 5, 2015 7:33 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I love metal art in the garden. especially if it is left to rust a bit. And if it has parts that move with a breeze it is really great. I like glass too. When the sun hits the glass even on a winters evening it just sings.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Aug 5, 2015 7:49 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Those are really cool, Deb!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 5, 2015 8:06 AM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Debra, those are pretty cool.
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Aug 5, 2015 8:37 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Both are on eBay, I just have to save my pennies to get one (or both Hilarious! ).
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 5, 2015 8:59 AM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
I know the feeling all to well Debra.
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Aug 5, 2015 9:58 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Do they have more than one?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)

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