In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Landscaping for wildlife at the shed

I put this one up on FLickr so I could add notes as to what's what--although of course the gooseberries, mulberry, honeysuckly, and red twig dogwood are all out in front of the shed!  Anyway, here's  the link to the version with notes.

 I USED to have raised bed vegetable gardens there, but the trees have really grown up...

One of our many squirrels.  Where's Waldo??

Viburnum on the way to being berries!

This is the smaller viburnum...

Red twig dogwood flowers

...and the smaller of the red twigs.  This one is round and busy, the other is tall and lanky...

Wild/volunteer mulberries--the birds and I share...

We planted two hollies...for fun and for red berries!

The wild gooseberry by the back alley...

Feeders!  Four of them, now, out the French doors.  A peanut feeder on the left, finch feeder, hummingbird feeder, and the oriole feeder that gets soundly ignored!

New crabapple...these are supposed to turn orange in the fall!

The old comfrey...

The butterfly bush will have red flowers...

NOT a blue muffin viburnum.  It's Autumn Jazz, would have been nice to notice that before we planted it, but oh well...


  1. It is so lovely there. I'd never want to leave! :)

  2. You're right, Rita, it's very peaceful.

    So MUCH going on, surprisingly...I don't get bored! (Of course, I don't anyway.)

  3. I hit the unsubscribe button by do I fix it? I don't want to unsub...what a dunce I am...thought I was going to an older post. Yikes!

  4. I think you just subscribe again, Joan, no biggie!

  5. Actually, maybe you just unsubscribed from comments on this particular post?



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