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Posted By:WarlockGuy
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2010-07-16 10:07:54
Sorry about what happend to them pitchers of them yards and gardens and such that was posted for you to look at, Miss Pitcher Girl. Them little lyin' smart-mouths and peckerwoods got pore ol' Patito hunkered down like a jackrabbit in a hail storm. Might be 'bout time for that ol' feller to ride off into the sunset.
2010-07-15 12:52:50
Yes, I just saw them now, Patito. Thankyou for posting them again. There is one of them that I warmed to, the one with the most plants in them. But as I said, I don't mind putting in the hard work in gardens. I find it quite rewarding to see it all thriving after putting in that hard work. And I do have a love affair with cottage gardens. They are just so peaceful and nothing to my mind as far as gardens go, comes close to them. Thankyou again, Patitio... :)
2010-07-15 10:29:13
Well, I may have overstated the case a wee bit about those yards in the Southwest...in fact, the desert landscaping, or xeriscape, can be very colorful...the main thing is they use only native plants, and require no watering or very little, and almost no mowing....I'll try to find a few examples to post for you...
2010-07-15 10:16:42
Oh I know, realize and understand and can appreciate as well that having a backyard involves alot of work. But having a backyard is having your own space, something which is sadly lacking when you live in a flat. And because I love to be outdoors and love being near plants and gardens, it makes me sad that I can't have the pleasures and benefits of being outdoors. I don't mind getting my hands dirty. I'm not afraid of getting my hands in the soil. In fact, I quite love propagting plants and that side of gardening. The type of garden you are describing, even though I can appreciate why you described that, would further depress me, as there is no colour and cuts out the work of it, therefore the satisfaction of having a beautiful garden. I hope you know what I'm trying to say here. It wouldn't worry me if the garden was small or large. I would still enjoy having that garden... :) Thanks Patitio....
2010-07-15 09:57:05
A nice green lawn is pretty, but it does entail some work. We get a little rain down here on the Gulf Coast and you can almost actually see the grass growing, and it has to be mowed even when the temp is hot enough to boil the blood in your brain. The best yards are the kind they have in places like Albuquerque and Tuscon...just sand, gravel, rocks and cactus, and yard maintenance consists of dusting off your rocks once in a while. Actually, I do feel fortunate to have a pleasant, grassy yard, and even more fortunate that it's a very small one.
2010-07-15 09:43:08
Of course, you are soooo right, Jujuba. At least we have a roof over our head and other things as well. I am always giving thanks for that. It could be much worse. Thankyou Jujuba... :)
2010-07-15 03:32:48
Oh don´t be sorry Mary - so many people don´t have a roof over their heads, or don´t know how they´re gonna get their next meal. I´m not sorry I dont have a backyard, cause I have so many other great things in my life which lots of people take for granted ;-) But yeah, that doesn´t mean I wouldn´t love having one :P
2010-07-14 16:22:48
I didn't know that, Jujuba. I'm sorry that you don't have a backyard to enjoy. So pictures like this would have more of a meaning for us, wouldn't they ? I know it does for me. I love it when I get go to visit my parents and go into their backyard. It really feels like home there.... :)
2010-07-14 16:12:56
Same here Mary :-)
2010-07-14 16:08:14
I haven't got a backyard as I live in a block of flats, so I'd be grateful for any kind of backyard... :)
2010-07-14 15:59:48
Sometimes some Joe Shmoe´s backyard can be pretty and magical too ;-)
2010-07-14 15:56:35
Glad you all like it and this is at The Dallas Arboretum....not some Joe Shmoe's backyard.
2010-07-14 15:16:59
My desktop now too :-)
2010-07-14 13:43:38
This is so very beautiful, WarlockGuy. My kind of home. No wonder you made it as your desktop wallpaper, Skip. Can't blame you in the least for that... :)
2010-07-14 13:01:01
My new desktop! :)