Baby barn beautification.


I think I forgot to post the final results of all the husband’s  he didn’t want to do it and grumbled the whole time  hard work bordering my garden bed.




And while I’m not usually a huge marigold fan…..




I do like the yellow and orange colors against the red barn, so I filled the bed with them and mulched.




With a baby chucker watching me the entire time. Thankfully marigolds are unappetizing to wildlife….. so he sniffed and moved on.





Baby barn beautification complete.



20 thoughts on “Baby barn beautification.”

  1. The city I live in presently has a marigold festival, except for probably this year. They’re not really my favorite, either, but I think they’re supposed to be good to repel mosquitoes.

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  2. Nice work – looks great. That’s interesting – I am not a huge marigold fan either, but this spring, in an attempt to deter the flower-destroying deer I mentioned not long ago, I planted some and I have to say, I’m pleased with the results. It also seemed like there weren’t as many plants/varieties of annuals to choose from this spring (probably due to COVID production interruptions – I’m constantly amazed at what’s not available in a given store since this pandemic started. TP and flour kinda make sense, but my ginger tea bags? Impatiens? Saran Wrap?) Anyway, I’ve come around to marigolds, just like I did to geraniums last year. Do you have Menards out there? Big hardware store chain. Anyway, in spring they had impatiens but they were super leggy and looked horrible, but for $1.99/6-pack I just couldn’t pass them up. I thought that with loving care and attention I could make them look good. Wrong. They look terrible. In pots where they’re mixed with other annuals it’s not so bad, but in ones where it’s just impatiens, they look like they have COVID-19. Lesson learned.

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    1. I’ve been buying from a local nursery this year and they were stocked to the rafters with selection so I lucked out there. But yes, once impatiens and pansies get leggy there’s no going back.

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  3. I hate to strike a sour note here, but in case you and/or hubby aren’t aware of it, having soil against the side of a wood wall is an open invitation to termites to begin feeding on your baby barn. The bottom of the wall should be a least an inch or two above the soil. Termites may still try to make an earthen tunnel from the soil to the wood, but with a one or two inch gap, you’ll at least be able to spot and ‘unearth’ their skullduggery.

    No charge for the tip. Am I a down-to-earth good deed doer of a loyal follower, or what?

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  4. I think there should be a mural painted on the baby barn of the chipmunks, deer and fox–just another thing you can nag your husband about for at least a year–now that the barn is finished!!

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  5. Here we call woodchucks “ground hogs” and I think that young fellow was eyeing that pretty, newly landscaped barn and a future tenant. They dig under buildings like that and make a home.

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    1. They already have holes and tunnels under the deck, the woodshed and the baby barn. The large barn has an open crawlspace which they live under. No extra digging required.


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