Thursday, April 7, 2016


Every Thursday, we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.  
Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and hopefully recreate it...enjoy!

Image via Pinterest
We have a few areas on the property where there are long straight fence lines like this.  We always thought of flowers, but never thought about doing it like this.  Kind of a long narrow flower bed and then populating it with bulbs.  

Such a long space like this would allow bulbs that bloom at different times of the year as well.  Heck, this just makes us think of bulbs randomly along the fence line, not even in flower beds, instead of planting bushes.  There are plenty of spots for bushes elsewhere, this just seems kind of nice and casual.

Be inspired!


  1. Daffodils are great for naturalizing along a fence.

    By the way, my last post was about making your BBQ ribs in the crock pot. thanks for that great recipe.

    Moving in my future is keeping me busy and anxious. It's the down sizing that's so hard. I was going to start today but all I did was go buy 4 storage boxes. I'll deal with it tomorrow.

    1. Thanks for the info about daffodils. I love those. I'd like to naturalize some things out there like that.

      I will have to check your post. I'm so glad you enjoyed them. We cooked them again last weekend, did them for 8 hours and then finished in the oven for 20 minutes or so. It's a long time to wait but it's so easy to just set it and forget it.

      I hear you about moving...and the downsizings so hard. I did exactly what you did. I bought boxes and waited. Then tape and waited. Then packed a couple and waited. Then we had to get busy and get it done. Hang in there!!

      I CAN tell you that when you're done and moved and have less stuff, it's a sense of relief.

  2. Pretty, but myself; I like the more naturalizing look; taking a variety of different bulbs putting them in large bucket, mixing them up and then taking a handful, lightly toss on the area where you would like to plant them. Where ever the bulbs land, that is where they are planted, marking with plastic forks where you know each bulbs is at and then can fill in the spaces with other wild flowers or whatever.
    Gives the whole area a more natural feel; especially for country areas.
    Early Spring blooming bulbs are great for this, cause once they get done blooming and foliage dies back,then it's usually time to mow.

    1. Oh, one more thing. Before mowing time, don't forget to pick up the plastic forks only after you are done planting. :}

    2. I picture roses along a fence like that.
      Thornless Lady Banks would be gorgeous growing along the fence line

    3. Thanks, thanks and thanks!! I love that idea of tossing them around. Thanks for that. And thornless lady banks? I"ll have to google them, they sound lovely!

  3. Gorgeous! I love the happy mix of colors!

  4. We did that along our backyard fence and like you said we put in bulbs of all different bloom times. We get surprises all throughout the year.


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