My Little Gardening Corner Of The World!
Good Thing Plants Are Portable!
For years, I was what fellow railroad wives call a "Railroad Widow!" That means on a moment's notice, your husband can be transferred anywhere the railroad runs! When you're a young railroader, you have low seniority and are very likely to get "bumped" - removed from your position by a senior employee who needs a job to land in. Being bumped is just no fun! This happened to us a number of times when we were young married folks back in the late '70s. We were both based in Kansas City, but ended up living in Little Rock, Arkansas; Jefferson City, Missouri; Junction City, Kansas; just to name a few places!
All those years, I longed for a "forever home" - a place I could truly call my own and have everything the way I want in it! I thought we had that when we transferred up here to Omaha the first time, but no... my husband got promoted and the railroad sent us packing to southeast Missouri! We spent four very interesting years on a 5 acre place in the country. I managed to move a lot of my plants there from my previous home of ten years, but not nearly all of them. I really grieved over the loss of them, as I had worked for many years to accumulate and care for them!
Another Move? Really? - Leaving Missouri - Omaha, Here We Come!
Once again in 2009, my husband was transferred back to Omaha again! This time, I made him rent a special U-Haul trailer just for my plants to travel in! We moved a few hundred plants, mostly bare root in cardboard boxes. The biggest plant I moved was my treasured Magnolia tree, which my husband had given me as a gift. It arrived after an eight hour trip with its leaves in tatters from the wind, and I never thought it would survive... but it did! So did I, and believe me, there will be no more moves in my lifetime if I can help it!
It took weeks to get all the plants into the ground. We have about an acre of property here but there were only four small garden areas set up. (There are now 15!) I just watered and kept each plant alive until I found the right place for it. And to this day, I'm still moving plants around!
I'm happy to welcome you and give you the tour of my little piece of the world, my yard and gardens. You may meet a few inhabitants along the tour, the Miniature Schnauzers living in my rescue/sanctuary. and you never know when a family member or friend may drop by!
"She who plants a garden plants happiness!" – author unknown
My Garden Photos At My Current HomeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Garden Photos From My Papillion House - We lived there almost 10 years!Click thumbnail to view full-size
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Some Handy Links....
- How To Plant Your Own "Out My Window" Organic Garden
This article describes building an entire garden about 15 X 15' from scratch in terrible soil under a big tree, using all organic materials and the Lasagna Gardening method.
- National Home Gardening Club
I'm proud to be a lifetime Premier member! This club is fantastic. They offer lots of member benefits, free product testing, giveaways, forums and blogs, and lots more information on every facet of gardening.