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  •  Great idea. (9+ / 0-)

    I have no lawn in the back, all garden, and maybe just 20 square feet in the front. The remainder of the front is all garden. I have been working on it for years and weed growth is not bad after years of mulching and weeding and plants filling in. Most of it does not require much watering either. Wish I could grow vegetables like you, but we are way to hot to do so. I tried tomatillos and they did not take off either.  I do grow lemons, papaya and bananas as well as star fruit. The star fruit has to go, it fruits every 4 months with what seems like hundreds of them at a time and is just food for rats and way to much back breaking work for me to take care of.

    "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."- Lao-Tzu

    by Pakalolo on Wed May 07, 2014 at 01:46:22 PM PDT

    •  Your garden sounds idyllic (9+ / 0-)

      Sub-tropical or tropical would be a real challenge to me. Love how your land has evolved over the years under your care not to need so much care or even water. Perfect. I think of my soil a lot and compost all year round.

      We have it within our power to make the world over again ~ Thomas Paine

      by occupystephanie on Wed May 07, 2014 at 02:00:05 PM PDT

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    •  Hi, too hot here - growing birds (6+ / 0-)

      Love all the great garden pics and talk.  Thank you for sharing.

      Living in the desert, we decided long ago to go native.  So, we have no lawn, just lots of desert adapted trees and shrubs.

      Tried growing a few vegetables, but these tough desert trees have roots that invade and take over even raised beds, so I've given up on vegetables.

      Years ago, started collecting and planting native plants that support hummingbirds and finches.  So now we have a lovely, shady garden with no grass but lots of lovely goldfinches (love their call) and hummingbirds.

      Understanding is limited by perspective. Perspective is limited by experience. America is a great place to live but it limits our ability to understand.

      by CindyV on Wed May 07, 2014 at 03:47:37 PM PDT

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