Garden description: Fun, happy colorful place that the dogs, the children, and I can relax and have fun. When Bille’ (Billecart) was a puppy and started eating the tops off all flowers I started adding statues, pinwheels, rocks I painted and other things so it would always look pretty and fun. My grandchildren refer to it as the magical mystical garden because everywhere they look they find a different animal or flower. They think they are in another land as they enjoy it since it is not like any of their homes.
Who are the gardeners: Just me. Linda. When I lived in Holland, I realized the Dutch knew how to make their tiny gardens wonderful relaxing beautiful places to be. I figure with a small space, I wanted to do the same thing. Then in Sante Fe, discovered the pinwheels and rock gardens so added that feature to my space as well.
Why do you garden: I find it relaxing and creative and is very different from my sixty plus hours a week in my wine shop.
How has gardening impacted you during this time: Luckily my business was considered essential so continued to work. Again, it is wonderful to spend time in my garden whenever I am home as it is a relaxing and peaceful place to be. My bird feeder attracts lots of birds (and squirrels) so have a constant melody going. Wonderful space for the dogs and for entertaining as the other end of my back garden has the grill and table and outside lights.
What do you have in your garden? My garden is all flowers, plants and statues – vegetables and herbs would not have a chance of surviving the two dogs. Have used wine barrels to get some of the plants up off the ground for protection and to give levels and heights.
Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? No. Just my two dogs – Billecart and Jacquessonsonson

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