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Watch our rain chain during a power storm we had! The rain chain leads into a rain drain. It is about a 4’x4′ square edged with pavers. The inside was dug out about 6″ deep and filled with gravel. The spot where the chain hits was dug out a little deeper and a trench was…… Continue reading Rain Chain During Storm
We finally received our Monarch Waystation sign along with a few others. It is now being displayed in the front yard. We really hope this will explain to people why this garden is here. Actually as I was putting the sign up, a lady asked if I was doing experiments because of the plant labels I…… Continue reading Arrival on Monarch Waystation Sign!
This weekend we finished building our rain gardens! We began the design work and research for this project last August. While researching on how to create rain gardens, a lot of information we found online was very basic. We realized there would be some trial and error during this process because our site has a…… Continue reading Calculate Roof Surface Area & Rain Runoff for A Rain Garden
I found The Minimalists around January of 2012 when I wanted to go through a major purge of things around my home, and also some stuff on the inside. It seemed a lot of the stuff on the outside, clutter, chaos, was correlating with a mess of things going on on the inside from just…… Continue reading The Minimalists’ Book Tour: Louisville, KY
The weather has really changed in Kentucky in the past 3 weeks. (Even though overnight we got another snow shower and it’s 40 degrees outside)! Just this past weekend it reached 80 degrees. On some of the warm days after a rain shower, plants would change within a few hours. Here are a few things…… Continue reading Spring in Kentucky
Photo from http://www.thegardenglove.com I no longer have to mow my front yard and it’s GREAT! One of the problems with my front yard is that I could not get grass to grow. The previous summer I had killed the front yard with a chemical. Didn’t really want to use such a thing, but I…… Continue reading Turning the Lawn into a Garden