Show me pictures of your gardens

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Downshifting, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Downshifting

    Downshifting Out Of The Brooder

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    I went on a coop tour this past Spring and was just blown away by some of the gardens/landscaping that had been planted and how eveyone had incorporated their coops into their gardens. This was an "Inside the Beltline" tour, so the yards were typically small as were the coops and flocks. Anyway, I'm starting to think about reclaiming some of my backyard from the crabgrass and would love to see how others have landscaped around your coops.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. gordonburrito

    gordonburrito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I've lost most of my photos in a hard drive crash. But, I do have some suggestions. Pictures are not mine but will give you the idea of what they look like.

    Disease and chicken proof roses, no chemicals/care required


    Rosea Carolina [​IMG]


    Rosea Virginina [​IMG]


    Rosea Macrantha [​IMG]


    Rosea Alba semi plena
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    Marie Pavie [​IMG]



    Chicken/Person Proof flowering plants


    Mist Flower [​IMG]


    Joe Pye Weed [​IMG]
    Sweet Joe Pye Weed (same as above but half as tall


    Butterfly bush [​IMG]


    Butterfly weed [​IMG]


    Boneset [​IMG]


    bee balm, any variety [​IMG]


    gray headed coneflower [​IMG]


    yellow coneflower [​IMG]


    green headed coneflower [​IMG]


    Jerusalem artichoke (produces edible tubors) [​IMG]


    spiderwort [​IMG]


    culver root [​IMG]

    ox eye sunflower [​IMG]


    Any variety of Echineacea [​IMG]


    prairie blazing star [​IMG]


    new england aster [​IMG]


    new jersey tea [​IMG]


    ninebark (shrub) [​IMG]


    Weter areas of your yard

    Button Bush (shrub) [​IMG]


    Native Rushes [​IMG]


    queen of the prairie [​IMG]


    Swamp Milk Weed [​IMG]
     
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  3. Downshifting

    Downshifting Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! All of those are so pretty! Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we got fruit trees in ours...

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  5. Downshifting

    Downshifting Out Of The Brooder

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    I too want to include some fruit trees in my landscaping...I just haven't decided which ones. Fig trees do pretty well around these parts too, so that's going to be a must!
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Can you plant some Cochin Trees in my barnyard ...
     
  7. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Here is my garden, I only planted one seed ans I harvested 2 [​IMG]

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  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Quote:Can you plant some Cochin Trees in my barnyard ...

    they're only good for groundcover... no shade offered whatsoever... [​IMG]
     
  9. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Quote:I would love to trade seeds with you. I have a couple like yours, but mine are a different variety than yours are. I really think that you could make some profit at the Farmers market with your crop. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    nzpouter, Darn. [​IMG] I need something that is Shade Cover ... ( [​IMG] )
    justbugged, [​IMG]
     

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