This was the first project I decided to tackled this year, it is our security light that we had installed a couple of years ago after someone stole from our property. The dirt they dug up had a lot of clay and nothing was growing there but thistles so I decided to do something about it.
The bricks were from another project that didn’t work out the way we wanted so I decided to use them to make a border around the pole. After the border was in place I got some bags of topsoil mixed with some of our own dirt and I began to work that mixture into the soil around the pole. When that was done I planted morning glories and some wildflowers on the one side. The other side didn’t seem to grow as well so I mixed in more dirt and planted phlox and delphinium.
The jar is a solar light that I got on sale at Menard, it’s a colored jar with LED lights inside and when it’s on, it looks like a jar with fireflies inside. For those of you wondering, yes you can still see the lights even though it’s right under the security light.
I am very happy with how this turned out, other than the morning glories, I tried to plant all perennials as they will continue to come back each year without me having to plant more.
I think I can finally say that this little project is done.
About Mimic Nature
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids.
With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away.
So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature.
Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting.
I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family.
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Great idea. It looks super!
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