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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Gardening in Zones

Talavera in the Garden

 

I didn’t create this plan, but I am going to use it.

Jayme of the inimitable Tales From The Coopkeeper did.

I think it is brilliant and just what I need for my feelings of ‘how am I going to get everything in order for the spring’? 


I am going to take care of my 1 acre yard including all of the flower beds, my new tomato beds, and all of my plants in containers in zones.


Otherwise without a plan, I might be found napping under one of our shade trees in my Ross Dress for Less caftan.

Plus- and I know this sounds so weird to many of you- we are already having windy days in the 80’s.

So here is the plan.

Each day I will work in a certain zone and make sure that area looks as it should and has all it needs.

I am not however going to assign zones to certain days.

I am simply going to rotate zones.

There is a subtle difference there for those of us who are organizationally rebellious.

This makes perfect sense to me.

Zone 1
Back patio and flower beds surrounding it.

Zone 2

Esperanza Garden area 

(esperanza means hope)

Warer Feature in the Garden

Zone 3

La Brecha area and front yard     (brecha loosely translated means an opening)

Garden Art

Zone 4

Tomato and Zinnia beds.

Zinnias in the Garden

Zone 5

Sit on my patio at dusk and do this.

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13 comments:

Theresa said...

Sounds like a great plan to me:) Have a blessed weekend whatever zone you happen to be in! HUGS!

Mrs.Rabe said...

That's a workable plan!

Our property is larger but much of it is horse pasture and some woods. So I could do front garden, back garden, veggie garden. One thing I must do this year is get another outdoor seating area in!

I am eager for Spring!

Deanna

Deb said...

Love your plan!!!

Stacey said...

I think that's a very good idea. This way you'll feel like you've accomplished something instead of jumping around and not seeing progress.

Sandy said...

Now this is a plan.. maybe just maybe
I should start a plan of my own but
I'm in zone9 and can do it now>>
hmmm?
Nice post
Sandy

donna baker said...

Laura, though it has only hit 60 around here, I am already cleaning out beds and planting my seeds in the greenhouse.

trash talk said...

L.B.,
I've got Zone 5 down pat.
And...I wish my name was Esperanza.
A

janice15 said...

Sounds just wonderful to me...specially the one with your foot dangling ..lol Happy weekend.with love Janice

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

ha-ha ha... your plan sound brilliant. But it made me laugh at the quote we have around here...

"everybody has a plan until they get smacked in the face" (M.Tyson)...

I'm glad you aren't assigning days-- a sure fire way to get smacked in the face!

I should probably do this INSIDE too!

enjoy the last zone... you on the porch relaxing.
~Pat

Julie said...

Love it...I can just hear it...for all who call you and get your(away from my phone)message....*DON'T bother me, I'm in my ZONE!!! :-p I am inspired. Sounds like an excellent plan and right out of Jayme's daily planners... :-) ((hugs)) Laura, and that last zone pictured up there will most definitely have a cold beverage accompanying it. I can just see it. :-)

Donnamae said...

My kind of gardening....slow, steady, and plenty of time to sit with my feet up! ;)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Laura,
I am so excited to meet you. Your work zones sound like a great idea to keep up with all the yard and garden. I am looking forward to getting to know you. Thanks for sharing and have a fantastic week!
Miz Helen

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Sounds perfect. Just don't zone out while you're in the zone.

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