flowerweaver's Well House garden
Garden Type: Kitchen | Sun: Dappled Sun | Soil: Chalk | Established: 2002 | Organic
This garden is fenced and accessible from our kitchen. In the center is our hand-dug pioneer well, well house, and an extremely large box of pea gravel that is to serve as the foundation of the larger greenhouse we have intended to build for years.
I recall injuring my muscles from moving the 8 yards of gravel, and the doctor admonishing that I should have moved it one bucket each day to be kinder on myself, to which I replied ‘but it would never get finished!’ He was right. Six years later I’m almost recuperated enough to begin this project.
The yard is alternately circumnavigated by two terriers and a husky wolf dog and home to a large Bigtooth Maple, which, geographically speaking, is considered ‘lost’. Nearby Lost Maples State Park is home to a rare stand of these trees which now survive in only a few sheltered canyons that harbor a cool, moist micro-climate. There are also a handful of fruit trees I planted but I’m unsure how many survived after the brutal drought in the summer of 2009.
In the past we’ve had success in growing peppers and tomatoes in this garden, but we’ve let it lay fallow for the last two, but plan to use it again this year.
An outdoor organic garden located in Rio Frio, United States, flowerweaver's Well House garden currently contains 2 plants.This is a Kitchen garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 8b. It has mainly Chalk soil and receives Dappled Sun light.