I knew the flower was an Iris as soon as I saw it, but I did have to look up the exact name. I've been looking at Iris recently because thats one flower I want to add to my garden. Deb I really like the deep purple too!
I knew not to add any kind of meat, bones, grease or fat to the compost. I'm just not sure of the layering. I saw a bin at Sam's last Saturday, but I think I may go for the compost pile and keep it at the edge of the garden area. On the other site I frequent they had a discussion about the two and most of the long time gardeners preferred the open pile. They said the bin was more of a hassle. I can always try the compost pile and if I don't like it, get a bin to keep it in. My neighbor is a composter too, I'll have to make a field trip out behind their garage and check it out
This is where I plan to put a garden. It is SO wet here, we still are getting rain and lots of areas are flooded so I have no idea when I'll get to start. I would really like to have a garden this summer, but I don't know if it will happen with all of this rain.
The pile that is there now is a yard waste pile. Thats what I want to move and turn it into a true compost pile.
This is just wasted space behind our back garage. I think its the perfect area, out of the way and lots of sun. This photo was taken before all of the rains started over a week ago!
Kian, I would love to see photos of your garden area in here. I think we are both thinking about raised gardens (one with edges above ground level) rather than a garden area. Share your photos