Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The Reading Garden
What about the gentle babble of a water fountain? Is that pleasing to the ear? Or, would the monotony ruin your concentration?
Mine is a ski town, bursting at the seams with tourists who are missing the best season of all. Come summer, cool temperatures and cloudless blue skies encourage us to spend as much time outside as possible. Bonus: no bugs to pester you.
Which is why we're schemin' and dreamin' on a community garden that encourages one to spread a blanket on the lawn, curl up with a good book and soak in the beauty of a perfect summer day.
I think we're going to test this lawn seed because it uses a lot less water and fertilizer than traditional Kentucky Blue Grass. This project is on a budget - aren't they all? :( We have a water shortage, so we need to be careful.
The entire project is up for debate.
If you've stumbled upon this little bog and have ideas on what goes into a Reading Garden, please drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you! (USDA zone 5, full sun to part shade, clay soil.)