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.



Theresa said...

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

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog 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!


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>>
Nice post

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...

I've got Zone 5 down pat.
And...I wish my name was Esperanza.

janice15 said...

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

Patricia @ 9th and Denver 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.

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 Days said...

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


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