Some Pictures and Thoughts About My Garden and Chickens.

When the leaves dropped and the garden got cleaned up in the fall I kinda like the way things looked.


Last summer my flower garden was a bit…. well…. busy.  I was freaking about all the empty holes my ‘just started’ perennials would leave in the flower beds so I decided to fill in with zinnias.


They went wild.

They are wonderful plants, butterflies love them and they are so colorful and pretty.  However – Note to Self:  Next year fewer will be just fine, plant them in a few clumps and plant them in the back of the flower bed.

I have some ornamental grass in my perennial beds that I never even saw last summer because the zinnias hid it.

I’m thinking all pink annuals next year – What do you think???


This is the lot behind my house.


Nobody uses it EVER.  I sorta feel like it is mine.    This past fall I decided to cut back the weeds and put down my raked leaves in a thick layer. (It will be a good weed barrier and also saves me from buying yard waste bags for my leaves 🙂 ).

 My plan for next year is to keep the weeds back from my fence about 3 feet.  I want to plant ‘extra’ perennials there as I’m able.  I have already put in a few iris and day lilies.


Next spring I will put in some of my ground cover sedum,  and plant a few clumps of my canna lilies.

I think I will have enough, don’t you?


My Canna lily tubers ready for storage.

In the summer when the trees are leafed out it looks like I have woods behind my house

Behind the trees is a grassy field and behind that the parking lot to the local grocery store.  My dentist’s office, the place where I get my hair cut, a few other shops AND a fitness club are also in the little strip mall there.


There is a path behind my house that I can use as a short cut!

Just reminding you how urban I really am.

It sure looks just like country with chicks scratching around doesn’t it?





They love that I let them free range in the garden during the fall, winter and early spring.


They can be so naughty though.  It took Sally less than 20 minutes to dig these holes!


But I love them to pieces anyway.


My sweet Brew-brew!

They aren’t going out so much these cold days but maybe they are dreaming of spring and summer to come as I am!

Leave a comment and tell me about your garden and chicks and your plans for spring.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. azkricket
    Dec 15, 2014 @ 15:27:04

    Looks great. I can imagine next years plantings but I like the lots of different color.
    Could Sally want to see what is on the other side – tastier bugs maybe? 🙂



  2. Anonymous
    Dec 15, 2014 @ 15:02:08

    Love your Bolgs, Ruthie………



  3. Karen
    Dec 15, 2014 @ 14:37:14

    pink annuas next year! I love varying shades of pink and purples! Always love reading your blog.



  4. slcriger
    Dec 15, 2014 @ 14:00:05

    very nice

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Barbara Faust
    Dec 15, 2014 @ 13:11:38

    I second your motion–“I like my cleaned up garden this fall.”

    Could it be Sally wasn’t being “naughty” digging those holes, but was hinting she’d done the dirty work, now you should come plant some flowers that attract slugs for her to partake of?

    I can’t imagine my ever complaining Zinnias I planted became over abundant, but next spring if you want to insure a thinner crop of them, CALL ME!



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