Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Take What You Can Get

Been busy working on the garden at Midway for the Great River Bike Trail. Finished up planting the second and largest bed at the site. One more to go.

Corner of OT and XX
Recent rains had damaged a huge cottonwood tree nearby so I went looking at the pile of remnants from a large limb that crashed into the street. I introduced myself to the neighbor and she said help yourself. So I took what I could get.

hollow logs for planters

Only a gardener would love digging through a pile of twisted and lichen covered tree parts. The garden was in need of some definition. Future plans include bike art, but first I need the bike parts. So I got creative with stumps and limbs. Now people will see some of the paths around the space It caught the curiosity of several passerby. People are beginning to take notice and ask questions.


  1. I hope you are not 'bark'ing up the wrong tree.

  2. Oh Karen, you really went out on a limb with that comment!
    I can't wait to see how the garden progresses. That's a great spot for a garden.