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Mark Boucher wrote:Let's see if this works...



We are Raintree Nursery and below is our garden image with McDonald Filbert Hazelnut

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I was poking around the back yard and just discovered that what I thought was several sunflowers in bloom is actually just a single 7-bloom monster, and there are a couple more blooms coming out, assuming I start watering it myself. We've had the wettest spring I can recall since moving here 12 years ago. We might have passed 20 inches since last October-ish, while the 18 months prior to that our neighborhood totaled just 3 inches. Average is around 10-11 inches per year, so this has been nice. My finicky avocado is fruiting in year 2, although it might be best to remove them so it focuses on more growth; the dwarf peach is covered in fruits, if I keep it watered the birds should get a delicious harvest!
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Garden is coming in!
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The rain has made the garden very green.  I am also an herbalist so things like Angelica and Valerian are home here.
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finally several beautiful days in a row! among other garden tasks, i got the garlic weeded and replaced old styrofoam markers with wood burned scrap-wood signs, and HERE COME THE SCAPES!!!
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Anyone looking for a willow that's compact and ornamental I suggest the Salex Integra, "Hakuro Nashiki' (Dappled Japanese Willow).

The leaf tips are white and pinkish.  Stunning against a green background.
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NE Arizona food forest we are working on. We have buried and above ground hugelkultures. Drip irrigation (only 10 psi). Hard clay and sand with PH of 8+ Zone 6B
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Mixed forest area
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Grass, herbs, and flowers
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Below ground hugelkulture, stanley prune, and narrow leaf poplar (drip lines being installed)
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Grapes, cherries and the food forest. (Happy Pride Month!)
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Food forest, mint, Jerusalem artichokes, roses, plums, sunflowers, onions, garlic etc.
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The food forest in progress
 
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Kalaina Nielson wrote:NE Arizona food forest we are working on. We have buried and above ground hugelkultures. Drip irrigation (only 10 psi). Hard clay and sand with PH of 8+ Zone 6B



So much work! You look like you're making very good progress!
 
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Thanks Diane,
Its been a slow process. This is the same spot as the food forest when we first moved onto our bare land.
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My new Hugelkultur beds:

I really like watching Youtube’s SelfSuffiecientMe. Sure he hails from Australia and I’m Zone 3 Canada, so you wouldn’t think there was much overlap, but I’m constantly absorbing ideas from his vids all the time.  

He’s the one, over a number of vids, who really explained to me that you can do Hugelkultur in a hard outer container, which can really be helpful depending on your growing locations. 10 Reasons Why Raised Bed Gardens are Best

Here are our first trials (please note, early growing season for us when pics taken, so not much greenery to show as of yet):


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Hugelkutur bed -- You can't tel from pic but this wood-framed bed is 3+ feet high
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The annual field (yes strawberries are not annual I know) looking towards the "forest" a mixture of fruit trees bushes nettles etc!
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Heat wave end of june, record temperatures, my small garden still going strong.
First pic, a friend gave me pumpkins he hopes to be edible pepita.
Second pic, fish aren't too happy, the water is warm and then less oxygen can dissolve in it, they're at the surface gasping for breath, i put the pump on.
The third pic is the portal into the plant dimension, once you go through it, you can not and do not wish to return ever.
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fishpond
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Portal
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I saw this photo of the portal, so I wanted to show my portal too. Years ago there was a garden gate made of wood, painted green, which was why I named the place 'Portal Berde' (meaning Green Gate/Portal in Papiamento, the language of Curaçao). The wood didn't last and I wanted to have a real Green Portal of living plants. This is how it looks now. Partly liguster (hedge), partly rose, partly trumpet flower vine.

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Awesome pics.
 
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Its not done, but it is coming together, so here it is!
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Kid and meditative friendly food forest
 
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A 5th floor rooftop garden I set up in Sydney. The photos are a little old but worth sharing
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Cosmos/borage insectary
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First harvest
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Leafy greens grown under shade cloth low tunnels for extreme wind protection
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Malabar spinach and asparagus handling the extreme heat and wind
 
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Just moved into our house a little over two months ago. First thing we did was dig up bits of the lawn, lay down cardboard and make some garden beds!
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Some pics!
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These are a few pictures from the garden this summer... The food "forest" is not shown in these...

The soil is decomposed granite which makes wonderful pathways - but doesn't even grow weeds without a lot of help! I used lots of leaves and wood chips and occasional loads of horse manure and bunny poo over the years - but mostly I don't do much now but chop and drop except for the annual veggie area.

I have been working on this place for 12 yrs. but much of it is only a few years old - since I am adding and changing every year.  I'm 80 yrs. old and plant it and take care of it myself with no help.  My son helped me create some of the hugelmounds (all through the gardens) and the arbors and the pond. Please understand that I am not bragging - I am pointing out that a huge garden can be created that even an elderly woman can care for... well - an elderly woman who happens to really LOVE gardening and loves having a reason to get out of bed and into the garden all year round!  Keeps me healthy and limber... but mostly keeps me sane...  :-)
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Dragonfly pond by the little woodland garden
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Path to the chicken coop/potting shed
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June veggie garden with purlap pathways
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pond plants
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