not so flat in kansas

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not so flat in kansas

Postby eastwood2007 » Feb 26, 2007 4:02 pm

I lost some resolution when I shrunk it....hmmm. I need more practice. This is what rural eastern Kansas looks like....
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Postby thy » Feb 26, 2007 4:31 pm

Denmark :-?


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Postby newtohosta-no more » Feb 26, 2007 5:46 pm

How pretty! :D
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Postby Linda P » Feb 27, 2007 8:51 am

That's very pretty, Charla. I think you have a little too much grass, though. :lol: Plenty o' hosta space there.
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Postby LucyGoose » Feb 27, 2007 9:56 am

Man oh man!! Talk about perfect hosta shade!! Get the Roundup ready!! :lol: Very pretty!! :P (prettier with hosta beds in there! :wink: )
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Postby eastwood2007 » Feb 27, 2007 1:39 pm

You're right! Actually, the place where I am standing taking the photo is going to be a new hosta bed - about 600 square feet eventually. The problem I have is with rocks!! Big rocks....lots of them. The little hosta bed you can see on the right with the bird bath is just about 20x18 feet and we literally took about 2 ton of rock out of it to get it 2' deep. No more! The place where I am standing is under a dense grove of trees and I am going to bring dirt in and build it up some. No more digging for me! Not without heavy equipment anyway. There are some more shade beds around the house and some sun beds and veg garden out by the barn, but NO MORE excavating rocks for me. As you see more of my photos, you will see nice rock borders and walls - there is a good reason for that, I have plenty of building material. AAARRRGH! But I do love it here and wouldn't willingly trade it for any other spot on this earth. My husband built our home right in the middle of 44 acres that look just like this photo. I feel like I can brag a little as he had this place before I met him and is sharing it with me. He had just started on the house 16 yrs. ago when we met. Of course, it wasn't manicured and planted till I came along!!!! Thanks for the compliments everyone....I'll pass them on to my sweetie....
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Postby nanny_56 » Feb 27, 2007 1:47 pm

Well, who knew? Very pretty. We also have sworn off digging!! Doing all raised beds from now on!! :lol:

Our old house in subdivision was built where a drive -in movie theater had been located. Lots & lots of gravel and small rocks. There seemed no end to them. :x

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Postby eastwood2007 » Feb 27, 2007 11:45 pm

Claudia, I would love to see some photos of your raised beds if you have any. I would like some ideas....
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Postby nanny_56 » Feb 28, 2007 7:33 am

I would love to share but don't have them yet! :lol:

We just moved and are starting from scratch here. So I am looking for ideas too!!

May someone else here has some pics they could share with us. :D

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Postby Linda P » Feb 28, 2007 9:14 am

For the ultimate in 'raised beds', see Renaldo's Wall to Wall posts. Now, I realize that he was actually building retaining walls, but you can get some ideas there about what you can do with salvaged brick....
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Postby eastwood2007 » Feb 28, 2007 10:22 am

Thanks, Linda. I'll check that out.
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Postby flowerchild59 » Feb 28, 2007 11:56 am

Very lovely site indeed.
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