Blog post: Bitterly cold: Creativity in gardens

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
Dec 13, 2017 12:58 PM CST
Oh come on now! I have used the excuse for years that my creativity is limited by my budget, I need to hang on to that, other wise I have to admit that I just don't have any creativity.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
Dec 14, 2017 9:02 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Oh come on, you know that's a great cover to hide behind! And you are too creative, you're always coming up with stuff that amazes me and that I think "what a great idea"!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: United Kingdom Region: Hawaii
Dec 14, 2017 3:01 PM CST
Creativity is in the eye of the beholder. My creativity is limited by time and energy. Ok so I have more time now I'm retired but it takes a little longer to get things done. Budget not so much a concern as that is now limited by fixed income. All I need is more energy and a bigger chainsaw.
You sure do move a lot of mulch around Annie! Thumbs up I gave up mulching years ago as our loose chickens decided on where is would be spread.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
Dec 19, 2017 7:13 AM CST
I've got chickens too Bob, and I let them run loose for part of every day. Yes, they sure do like to rearrange the mulch! But with my climate here in southcentral PA, I need to put a lot of compost and mulch down because we can go from months of drought to heavy rain, from below zero to 100+ temps and I find that the more organic stuff there is in/on the soil, the better the plants cope. Also, I'm working heavy sticky yellow clay over fractured limestone and it can be a nightmare in places. And as for creativity, you know, unlike those lucky souls who can be creative indoors (painting, crafts, etc.), we're creative on a much bigger more difficult scale and I think we all have to give ourselves some credit for that...
What I'm hoping to do someday is lure a sturdy teenager onto the property and convince him/her that there's an expensive new IPhone buried somewhere in the garden and if they dig long enough.....
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Gardener Bob
Wedgefield, SC (Zone 8a)
Vermiculture Vegetable Grower Region: South Carolina Greenhouse Garden Photography
Dec 19, 2017 8:04 AM CST
Now, that's what I call a creative idea Hurray!

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