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Garden Fantasy

 
Charlie Michaels
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I imagine everyone in their mind has "Eden-ized" their garden or land into something ideal and dreamlike, or just something cool and out of the ordinary. At least once.

For example, one of mine is to have the hamoc mostly surrounded by fairly tall shrubs on each side, next to a bed of scented flowers, and also within an arm's reach of grapes from a trellis, which I then feed into my lovers mouth as she lays on my chest in the hamoc.

Another is to to have a small pond in my front lawn with like a cave type thing near the pond that can support lizards right in suburbia, and that they'll eat all the slugs in my garden, and then reproduce and run amoc all over the town! haha.

So what are your garden fantasies?
 
Jami McBride
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Ha ha ha.... forget it,  I like your fantasy!
Especially if your setting up the hammock from winter storage, a job I would gladly give up 

Seriously - I would add plants in my garden that don't die back, gets to bleak in the winter around here for me, and those that offer lots of perennial food possibilities. 
 
Heda Ledus
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Hmm... my ideal if I didn't have to worry about money to support this would be out in the forest on the Lost Range; in spoke shaped clearings with an assortment of Andean, Australian, South African, Patagonian, and Himalayan plants and animals.

Blue Duikers and Rheas being feed feral oats along the edges, excess babaco, greens and brassicas; tiny 2ft long pigs in a tractor to make small holding ponds for water to collect and saturate the soil. Araucana foraging in and around the foreststead; a small field burned tri-annually to give fodder for angora goat or merino sheep; a small group of Australian Cattle Dogs to herd and hunt with, sugar gliders for pets and a connected partially indoor/partially outdoor pool for axolotls.

A small To-gun influenced house to show archtectual tradition, surrounded by palms, passion fruits, and mushrooms with another smaller home for a child when they turn to the age when they want space. A seperate kitchen with a flat top to collect the water, connected by a water proof adjustable cloth corridor. Near the garden a well sun-lit white washed roomed with הללו~יה painted laterally and a circular wool rug in the center for prayer and deep though

A small swimming hole extention created from some close by billabong; a collection of water loving plants and trees for medicines, food, or tools.

All on the middle of the face of a southern-facing hill atleast 1000ft high for the ultimate microclimate. With enough influence from the ocean for climatic moderation but hopefully partially blocked by other hills to deter away the wind and salt blown in.

Hopefully with atleast a dozen or so neighbors within a couple mile radius; it'd be boring without them 
 
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