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The Cabin from the Bench


The Cabin from the Bench

From the garden bench under the big spruce, the scene is intoxicating. So much going on throughout the garden this year. All the perennials are bigger and my arranging is getting better. I am excited for next season already.



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Wow that looks lovely:)

21 Oct, 2011

 

what a perfect sight and picture. i just love it.

21 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely...

21 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you Nana, such a wonderful summer of flowers this year.

Thank you Sticki. This is from standing on my garden bench, so the hot afternoons like this I sit here in the shade and read and take it all in. :-) Seems a dream already now that we are under the white blanket here.

21 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you Michaella. ;-)

21 Oct, 2011

 

you have snow now???

21 Oct, 2011

 

this is terrific! are you a gnome?

21 Oct, 2011

 

Snow? !
Lovely picture.

21 Oct, 2011

 

Beautiful Gt....You're pot arranging is super... i'm hopeless at it....

21 Oct, 2011

 

What a wonderful house and garden. Any snowman photos coming our way!!?

22 Oct, 2011

 

now that is so pretty,

22 Oct, 2011

 

It must be all covered in snow by now Yorkie!

22 Oct, 2011

 

there's a thought lu, bet you right,

22 Oct, 2011

 

Yes, Snow, it is true. Highs of 1C. Winter has begun here for sure.

Thank you for the comments. LOL, Noah!.....

22 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you Lulu, Yorkshire. It has been a productive year. And yes, all cut, mulched and covered in snow...lol. Not enough for snowmen yet, but I've got a few shots.

22 Oct, 2011

 

Ah yes... isn't it interesting to go back to the early pictures and see how your efforts have changed things?! This looks wonderful, Gt. I know what you mean when you say you're planning for next year already. The dry spot in the front has been cause for some research and I've decided that along with zinnias I'm going to plant perovskia and ganzania...no more lawn! The deer are enjoying the alfalfa so will be including that too. Will have to take a page from your book and do a few more planters next season.

23 Oct, 2011

 

So beautifully natural

26 Oct, 2011

 

Lori, I've got another I've got to get on, including the lower garden in the shot. (Lots of new pic opportunities after the back property was cleared last year) It is amazing looking back how it has transformed. More to move when the time comes, as you know well enough. I like the ideas for the front spot, and containers, yes!

Thank you Gardenan. :-)

27 Oct, 2011

 

So cute, lovely colourful garden and even a lawn. I understand you take many plants indoors during the wintermonths. But does your lawn recover from underneath the snow come April, May?
I have another question. Did you build your log cabin yourself? How did you insulate it? How do you heat it? I mean, you don't just hibernate like the bears do you?

4 Nov, 2011

 

LOL! Not hybernating like a bear, cozy and warm. A small Toyostove that burns #1 diesel keeps the house very well, under $1000 a year, even today. That's the tank you can see a hint of on the left.

My landlord built the cabin, and yes, his own two hands alone. It is 6X6 four-sided log, stacked and chinked with fiberglass insulation. The roof is probably fiberglass inside foam board, behind the drywall.

As for the lawn, they've just been mowing nature for thirty years out front, all native grass so no trouble or worries for it at all. Were I to own here, I would have no trouble thinning a spot down to native grass, just mowing seems to let the grass take over.

Thank you. I'm glad you like the garden. :-)

5 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks Greenthumb. Likewise we used to have kerosine to burn in a heater, but that became very dear and so started to chop wood, good excercise though. A slow combustion heater kept the place warm, even upstairs as the flue went straight through the house. But that was in another life on the farm.
6x6 meters and not feet I am sure you mean, lol. That is a cosy little cabin and should heat up easily. Glad to hear your winter has been mild so far. Thanks for the grassy info too.

8 Nov, 2011

 

6X6inch logs. Stacked wall construction. The cabin itself is 16x20ft.

We are having legal issues over wood burning. We have an air problem from the intense cold making smoke pool on the ground, lots of winter air quality warnings and such. But I wish I had a wood burner, so much more reliable if we lose electricity.

8 Nov, 2011

 

This showcases all your hard work beautiffully, GT!! What an awesome scene - fabulous!

22 Nov, 2011



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