Transforming A Wilderness Into A Garden
We live in Ouray Colorado amidst a very shady, wooded area in a canyon. It was not an easy feat. It took me 5 years to establish.
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Published June 11th, 2012 11:55 AM
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DORLIS on Jul 25, 2015This is great! I understand the work that went into it, I am on a sit and slide bluff over looking the Cuivre River in Missouri. My bluff is over 600 feet high and we had to build a terrace if we wanted a backyard. Now I find the soil is washing away from the deck posts so I am collecting rocks to build half round flower beds around them. I want to plant something with an extensive root system that will hold the soil. If we want to walk around the house, we have to put in stone steps on either side of the house. It is a constant battle with poison ivy and Japanese bush honeysuckle trying to take over. But I do have deer coming up on the deck and birds all over the place along with all the other critters. We have a mountain lion and a bear but them do not come close to the house and Clyde (lion) and I have a conversation when I go out for mail. He is usually about 2 electric poles from me (o a deer trail) and he sits and looks at meal and then saunters on across the road.