Our GardenSong2 Project here in Middle Tennessee is dedicated to creating a DIVERSE SANCTUARY for our POLLINATORS and small ANIMALS. It is also designed to NURTURE, NOURISH and PROTECT many species that are struggling with current Earth envirmental conditions and reckless agriculture practices. It serves to provide us HUMANS with BEAUTY & NOURISHMENT for our BODY/MIND/SPIRIT and a POSITIVE PURPOSE/MISSION.
GardenSong2 is filled with many unique AREAS and GARDENS which are full of PLANTS, HERBS & FLOWERS and contain a variety of both CULTIVATED, NATIVE and NATIVE WILDS. We are learning to eat and use the many WILD EDIBLES that surround us. Each Garden or Area has a name and sometimes humans associated with them. They also have STORIES, PURPOSE, MEANING and I like to share those stories. TREES here are my FRIENDS, some of them are actually PLAYERS in this unfolding magical ADVENTURE.
Handy Hugh decided to create a map from the Google Earth view of our GardenSong that surrounds our home. He walked around with me, taking notes on the names of each one. He loves numbers and was happy to announce the number of Gardens we have, something like 43 at his last count. I know we have more now. We started a list of PLANTS, TREES and FLOWERS that live in each one.
Here is the most current list and locations. You will find an * on the Garden name and links under it if I have posted a STORY or PHOTO of an AREA or GARDEN:
Starting at the Southwest front corner of GardenSong facing Wagoner Hill Road & moving along the White Fence
dedicated to all the Indigo Children that paved the way…
*Lion’s Gate Garden
aligns with the 8-8 Sirian Lion’s Gate . Learn more by clicking the 8-8 link.
Lily’s Peace Garden
Dedicated to anchoring in more PEACE into this world.
Love Joy Garden
Anchors in the energies of these into our world.
Giant Cosmos Forest 3
Began as the Viking Ship Garden and has gradually transitioned into this.
A new fun Toad Habitat, inspired by an encounter with a Chocolate Brown Toad
The Beast’s Sanctuary
He is a giant Elder Sugar Maple and one of my first FRIENDS here.
Remind me to tell you the story about his gift to me.
Oroborus Snake Berm
Surrounds The Beast’s Sanctuary
New Masculine Garden
Dedicated to anchoring in a new kind of energy for the MASCULINE of this WORLD
nestled in the Heart of The Beast’s Sanctuary
Rosy Rugosa’s Row
These beauties came from Laulima, I love them so much!
The Queen’s Garden includes Outback Frog Pond
Queen Anne’s Lace springs forth here to grace us with her delicate beauty.
Back-o-Beyond Butterfly Cabbage Patch
This garden is dedicated to the Family of White Butterflies.
I planted 50 Cabbages the first year just for them.
Here is where I store things, tucked back under the Privet Hedge.
This year I stored all the bags of LEAVES that showed up miraculously.
Along SE side of House
Berry Berry Patch
includes Thornless Raspberries and Blackberries, plus 2 Oak Leaf Hydrageas
from Handy Hugh’s brother Joe’s who lives in a wonderous home deep in the Woods on the OZONE Plateau
Rain Tank #3
Between the House & Cabbage Patch
Giant Cosmos Forest 1
Mary Magdalene Garden
Mint Magic Container Garden
Out the Back Door
Happy Morning Sun Garden
includes Blue Birdbath with Solar Lily Pad Fountain
Whiskey Barrel Falls
Emerald Tree’s Clothesline
Along the back SouthEast Corner to Cemetery Road
Primrose & Honeysuckle HedgeRow
Cedar Sanctuary (AKA Belf Cave) & Steve’s Great Wall
Cinder-ella’s Circle Compost Heap
Black Hole Compost Bin
Giant Ragweed Forest
Big Bertha Berm
Redbud Named Dogwood
On the northwest corner at Cemetery Road
Along the NE side of Carriage House
Rain Barrel #2
On the SE side of Carriage House Facing Penguin-Rooster House
destined to become a Lasagna Garden
Handy Hugh’s Frog Pond
On the SW Side of Carriage House
Goldie’s Wild Things Garden
Jack’s Cactus Garden
On the NW Side of the House
Succulent Garden (on Picnic Table)
guarded by Phido
4 Frogs Ponds
Fairy’s Blue Garden
3Bird Butterfly Feeding Station
Flutterleaf, the Sleeping Dragon
The Blue Fairy
who lost her wings…
Baby Cedar Tree
Feather Tree Forest
RedWell Wishing Well
Created by my sister, Mary Angelico, when she was hungry for DIRT! This is a posting on her Facebook page.
One-Eyed Happy Frog Pond Garden
On NW Side of Porch
Elcampe’s Trio Garden
Between House & Greenhouse
Butterfly Heaven Haven
Jim’s Hedgeless Hedgehog Garden
Wherein lie bulbs of my Mother’s Father & Mother’s Iris and Tulips. Wherein root Flowers from my beloved FAMILY.
Between NW Corner of House to Stone Wall
Lovin’ Mother Garden
AinGaia’s Bare Earth Circle
Strawberry Spiral Garden
Giant Cosmos Forest 2
Sweet Potato Patch
Mimosa Tangled Tree
Blackberry Tangle Woods
Co-Created with Momsy for the Belves of Booneville
Mama Sharon’s Azalea Garden
*Front Porch Garden
Wow did I have fun creating this!
an Iron Rooster & 2 CATS
Between Porch and Wagoner Hill Road
Chocolate Mint/Strawberry Patch
Blue Medicine Buddha Garden
He is a Tree Friend. He messed with me at first, disappearing several Pears and bringing them back on 11-11-2011. Thus his name.
She is one of my Tree Friends. She is a Sugar Maple who is rooted in the Gnome Grove right out from the Flower Porch. The Goddess Garden is nestled at her feet.
Wild Flower Garden surrounds Mary Redbud
Mary Redbud is Randy Redbud’s Twinsy. She is encircled with new Earth from the Library House ready to receive our first Wildflower Seed Mix.
*Blue Ocean Garden surrounds Randy Redbud
Randy Redbud is Mary Redbud’s twinsy. He is related to Randy at Laulima who was a surfer in Hawaii. The new Garden is dedicated to our lovely Hawaiian Ocean and the Wild Spinner Dolphins and other aquatic beings we swam with for so many years.
He is Handy Hugh’s Penguin who is eternally Sunning at the Beach
Wild Spinner Dolphin
This is a life size Cedar Stump sculpture Momsy found in the Woods.
The Gnomes were pretty upset when they dug a trench for the waterline right between the two trees. They asked me one morning to please protect them and never let that happen again. I created a Stone Border, straightened up their land, made a nice pathway, a sitting bench and planted ground cover and flowers there for them. They settled down and now it is a very beautiful habitat for them and the Birds.
Bird Feeding Station 2
In the Gnome Grove I hang feeders here, including Suet for the Woodpeckers, Sunflower Seeds for all, Small Bird Seeds which it seems only they Bees like, and Thistle Seeds for the Goldfinch. Sunflower Seeds scattered on the ground are for the Cardinals Blue Jays and other ground feeders. I love photographing them eating.
Where Flowers greet the lovely Mail Delivery Beings as they deliver GOOD NEWS from the rest of the World!