Rain Chain During Storm

Watch our rain chain during a power storm we had! The rain chain leads into a rain drain. It is about a 4’x4′ square edged with pavers. The inside was dug out about 6″ deep and filled with gravel. The spot where the chain hits was dug out a little deeper and a trench wasContinue reading “Rain Chain During Storm”

Arrival on Monarch Waystation Sign!

We finally received our Monarch Waystation sign along with a few others. It is now being displayed in the front yard. We really hope this will explain to people¬†why this garden is here. Actually as I was putting the sign up, a lady asked if I was doing experiments because of the plant labels IContinue reading “Arrival on Monarch Waystation Sign!”

Spring in Kentucky

The weather has really changed in Kentucky in the past 3 weeks. (Even though overnight we got another snow shower and it’s 40 degrees outside)! Just this past weekend it reached 80 degrees. On some of the warm days after a rain shower, plants would change within a few hours. Here are a few thingsContinue reading “Spring in Kentucky”

Turning the Lawn into a Garden

  Photo from http://www.thegardenglove.com I no longer have to mow my front yard and it’s wonderful! One problem I had with my front yard is that I could not get grass to grow. The previous summer I tried to revamp the lawn with no luck. I purchased a chemical recommended by a Home Depot employeeContinue reading “Turning the Lawn into a Garden”

Building a Butterfly Rain Garden

The goal for this summer is for a butterfly rain garden to be completed in my front yard. A lot of work and planning turning this lawn into a pollinator garden this past 6 months. Last late summer the yard was cleared and sheet mulched. It involved lots of cardboard round up time and lotsContinue reading “Building a Butterfly Rain Garden”