Mavis Mail – Garden Photos from Fairfax, Virginia

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

~Mavis

wood pallets

Check out this story and the wood pallet garden photos from urban hipsters Dietrich and Carlie from Fairfax, VA.  The pictures you see start in March and then end with how their garden looks today.

Pretty cool if you ask me! 

how to build a wood pallet garden

Carlie writes:

Garden experience: None really. Both of our moms had very small backyard vegetable gardens growing up but neither of us paid much attention to the process. We are literal first timers and had no clue what we were doing.

landscape fabric

A little about us: We love eating and being healthy – I home-make much of our food and Dietrich is always running marathons. We moved to NOVA (since that’s where the jobs are in VA) after we graduated from Virginia Tech and got married. Northern Virginia is not known its gardens, but is very well known for being super expensive.

how to plant a wood pallet garden

Our life mission right now is to pay off our students loans – over $155,000 – in 5 years from when we graduated (we are on target so far!). So, living in the most expensive area in VA and trying to be as cheap as possible don’t quite mix usually. We started our blog Fat Soul Slim Kitchen in March to get information out there about how to live cheaply, healthily, and faithfully. Most of our friends are in a similar boat as us with lots of debt and low paying jobs, and we’ve been able to live fairly frugally, even in NOVA, so we wanted to get our life out there to show people how we did it – but also bring other’s ideas of how they are living life cheaply and healthily and faithfully so as to mutually encourage each other!

wood pallet edible garden

We currently live in someone’s basement and have our own back entrance and finally a “backyard”! Unfortunately, the “backyard” is a big slab of cement. So, we built our own little structure using free pallets we got from a nursery down the street and planted our garden in that. Since we share the “backyard” with our landlords, we couldn’t really take over too much, so right now we only have one little 3 X 4 foot bed. It’s producing like crazy though and we can’t believe it. We have eaten spinach that grew in our backyard! Mind blown.

wood pallet garden

Our plants are: Zucchini (taking over), tomato, carrots (harvested most), onion, asparagus, spinach (done harvesting), honey dew, watermelon, cucumber, broccoli (just popping out!), squash, strawberries (flowered but no berries), red peppers, and green peppers.

Blessings,
Carlie

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Bob and Sherle From California Share Their Vegetable Garden Photos

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JBLM Community Gardens and Planting Peas with Preschoolers

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Yesterday was Ryan’s last day here in the lovely Pacific Northwest so we headed out early and checked out a few more local gardens.

We ended up making a bean teepee and planting pumpkin seeds with some local preschoolers in their children’s garden. Oh my word I had forgotten how funny little kids can be.

ryan botanical interests

Ryan did a great job talking to the group of 30 kids and when he asked what the children’s favorite vegetables to eat were they surprised us with their answers. Cabbage, broccoli, beans, carrots {of course} and bean sprouts.

How many 4 year old kids do you know that eat bean sprouts? I thought it was awesome.

JBFL Community Garden Mavis butterfield Ryan

Then after planting beans and pumpkins with preschoolers,  Ryan and I took a trip out to the Joint Base Lewis McCord Community Gardens to donate some seeds and to plant a few raised beds for the troops. Karinna from Coupon Connoisseurs of JBLM invited us to stop by and take a tour so we did.

JBLM Community Garden  mavis ryan miriam holly

The garden has been there since the 1970′s but Miriam {with the baby strapped to her} has been in charge of the gardens for the past few years. The garden beds run $25 a year for an existing bed or $15 for the first year is you just rent a patch of dirt and build your own.

Ryan and I each planted a bed {I planted beans, beets, onions and squash} and Karinna is going to keep them watered and donate the vegetables for us. Pretty cool if you ask me.

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Gardeners Holly and Jessica selecting seeds.

bee hive boxes

One of the soldiers over there even has bees! How cool is that? It was a great day and I had a blast showing Ryan around town and checking out the various gardens.

Gardens are cool no matter what size they are, big, small, or in containers. As long as you are having fun and enjoying what you are growing, that’s what it’s all about.

Peace Out Girl Scouts, have a great day. I’m off to go dig in my own dirt.

~Mavis

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Japanese Tea Garden – Seattle

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My buddies Amberlina and Lola are in town this weekend and one of the things on our to do list was to check out the Japanese Tea Garden in Seattle. Have you been?

Japanese Tea Garden  Seattle

If you live in the Seattle area, you really need to stop over at the Japanese Gardens.  It was one of the most serene, beautiful places I’ve ever visited.  It was designed by a Japanese garden designer, Juki Iida in 1960–which means it has had 53 years to mature.  And seriously, it is exactly what you would imagine a Japanese garden to be like.

Japanese maple tree

Apparently this year, they are piloting a new program where you can schedule weddings.  But don’t get your hopes up because you have to go through an application process and they are only accepting a handful of couples. I totally would want to get married here.  You wouldn’t have to do anything but buy a dress–the flowers and ambiance are already provided.

The park is only 3 1/2 acres, but it packs a lot in.  There are walking paths that twist through immaculately landscaped gardens.

Japanese Tea Garden - Seattle

I think my favorite spot was the little bridge over the pond though. I’m not sure what the tall tiny purple flowers were, but I need a few for my wooded backyard. Oh and the moss. It was amazing. How weird is that? Who on earth gets excited about moss?

If you get the chance, Go! You’ll love it.

~Mavis

Seattle Japanese Tea Garden
1075 Lake Washington Blvd E
Seattle WA 98112

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The Johnson Farm on Anderson Island

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Today Ryan and I took a ferry to The Johnson Farm on Anderson Island.  My neighbor Mrs. Hillbilly and I went to the farm last weekend and had so much fun that I had to take Ryan back and show him around. Sue Huseby {who is totally awesome!} is the current community garden coordinator and she gave us a private tour of the gardens.

anderson island community garden

The whole farm is awesome.  While it is no longer a functioning as farm, it is  a community garden, which is split up into 30 individual gardening plots that are leased out for $40 a year. Back in the day it was primarily a chicken farm–with eggs being it’s primary source of revenue.  It’s seriously an amazing insight into more simple chicken farming practices used in the past.  Man-oh-man, sometimes I think I was born in the wrong time.

old brooder house

The Brooder House is where the baby chicks were incubated and then cared for until they were ready to be placed into the larger coops.  The heated incubators were along the sides of the walls, and once the chicks hatched, they were moved to the floor under the brooder.  The center of the floor had a heater to keep the chicks warm.

egg room old barn

The Egg Room was considered the heart of the farm.  It was where the eggs were cleaned, sorted and packaged {all by hand, until 1964, when they bought an egg washing machine}.

old barn building

The Barn was built in 1917.  It was called a pole barn, because it is made of poles rather than traditional lumber.  It housed 12-15 cows, which were mostly used for milking and breeding.  For awhile, there was a barn owl who took up residence in the barn, which is worth mentioning because he actually provided the farm with income.  They sold the owl’s regurgitated pellets to the schools for their science labs.  I guess it’s true, in farming, EVERYBODY has to pull their load.

anderson island homestead

The Tower is kind of the icon of the Johnson Farm.  It was used as the milk room.  A pump from the nearby pond filled an old wooden tank in the tower, providing water.  Inside, there was a huge concrete vault that kept the milk cool once it had been bottled. It sits just behind the old Johnson home which is currently set up as a museum and looks very much like it did back in the day.

apple orchard

The farm also has an orchard, which still produces apples for juice and apple cider.  It is a later addition to the farm, planted in 1993.  Each October, there is an annual apple squeeze.

nature path

There is also a nature trail that crosses the southern part of the farm.  It passes by ponds, marshy lands, and forested areas–pretty much giving you an overview of the geography of the whole island.

If you every get the chance to go to Anderson Island, be sure and stop by the Johnson Farm.

Thanks Sue and Bill for the tour!

~Mavis

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Mavis and Ryan Visit St. John Bosco’s Church and The Family Renewal Shelter

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mavis butterfield ryan botanical interests

Over the next few days you’ll be seeing a lot of photo’s of Ryan and I traveling around town visiting local gardens to give away boatloads of Botanical Interest Seeds to charity’s and organizations we think are pretty cool.

square foot gardening

Ryan arrived in Seattle around 10 am this morning for the Mother Earth News Fair this coming weekend and by noon we were on the road.

rhubarb plants white picket fence

Our first stop was St. John Bosco’s Church in Lakewood, Washington. I had learned about St. John Bosco’s last fall when reader Michelle told me about their food bank garden.

square foot gardening

The church garden started 16 years ago and in the beginning only grew flowers for church services. A few years later, seeing the need in their community they decided to turn it in to vegetable garden.

square foot gardening grid

Last year they harvested {and donated} over 5,600 pounds of vegetables to their local food bank.

square foot gardening photos

The St. John Bosco’s Church garden is maintained by it’s members who come together one day a week for about 3 hours starting around mid February. Rain or shine they are out there every week working in their 20+ square foot garden beds.

john Bosco's Food Bank Garden Lakewood

Today we were able to donate over 500 seed packets to the St. John Bosco’s garden crew so they can continue on their mission of feeding their community. How cool is that?

family renewal shelter tacoma

We also stopped by the Family Renewal Center in Tacoma, Washington. The Family Renewal Center is a wonderful organization dedicated to bringing healing, hope and new life to victims of domestic violence. Not only does the Family Renewal Center provide transitional housing for victims for up to 18 months, they also have an incredible garden where the residents grow organic fruits and vegetables for their families.

Giving back is cool, now matter how you do it.

THANK YOU to the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company for donating all these seeds!

~Mavis

botanical interests

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Mavis Mail – Vasi From Romania Sends in Her Garden Photos

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

Check out these beautiful pictures reader Vasi sent in from Romania!!!

sqaure foot garden

Vasi is an amateur gardener but has become addicted to growing. She likes to start her crops from the seed and she advocates everyday for organic gardening through her blog Vasi-Gioni.

Here is what Vasi had to say:

garden plants

This year I have grown 15 varieties of tomatoes, 5 varieties of capsicum and, in addition to the last years, Kiwano, american cucumbers, pak choi, red giant mustard and white  cucumbers.

dandilions

I discovered your blog last year and I learned a lot of things from you, everyday I take an impulse for organizing my garden as good as possible.

man holding pepper plants

The photos represent the beginning of the 2013 gardening season.

cucumber seedlings

~Mavis

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Bob and Sherle From California Share Their Vegetable Garden Photos

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

Check out this story and the amazing backyard garden photos Bob and Sherle from California sent in:

tomatoes in greenhouse

Hi Mavis,

This year we decided to grow 2,000 pounds of produce in our garden. This meant that we needed to expand the garden somehow, our current garden being about 20′x25′. We started all our plants in our little greenhouse again this year. We love being able to save so much money and grow exactly what we want.

kale leaves

In the front yard we took out the flower patch, except for the roses, rosemary and oregano, and put in peas, three different types of kale, swiss chard, 2 varieties of lettuce, 2 varieties of cilantro, ten sunflowers and 3 genovese basil. The area isn’t very big, not quite the length of a garage and about 6′ wide, and we were quite surprised at how much we could pack in. Everything is growing beautifully and we have picked quite a lot of greens and peas.

homegrown vegetbales

In the main garden, plus one row, we have planted 6 varieties of tomatoes, cayenne and jalapeno peppers, zucchini, yellow summer squash, pickling cucumbers, green beans, broccoli, baby pumpkins, and more basil. I’m a little behind on the sweet potatoes, but they’ll go in by this weekend.

grow potatoes in tires

Since we had three old tires sitting around that we had used in prior years to grow potatoes and since we needed to expand my garden we decided to plant in them. We divided up the space in the tires and started planting. Since we still had more plants in the greenhouse and wanted to start some other plants my husband and I went on a small adventure to get more tires. As you can see our tire garden has grown quite a bit from the three we started with. The tire garden has beets, carrots, radishes, garlic, onion, tomatoes, melons, squash, cucumbers, dandelion greens for the bunnies, dill, parsley, and pepperoncini peppers. My son just brought home three more tires as we have more broccoli that needs to be planted and some other goodies.

filed of dreams

Some friends of ours from church have a rather large field that they aren’t doing anything with and invited us to start a garden there. We would love to have even more gardens put in, but we can’t afford all the irrigation that will be needed as of yet.

garden plot

We are putting in corn and peanuts. Corn because it’s easy and we don’t have to be there every day to make sure there’s nothing needing to be picked and peanuts because we’d like to give it a try and they provide the nitrogen that the corn is very busy removing.

corn growing in a field

Our neighbors bring us grass clippings for our compost bins and newspaper to put down under the straw. We lay newspaper and straw down because it gets pretty hot here and we need the “mulch” to help the water not get leached away by the sun, plus there are no weeds, which since we hate weeding, is very nice. Also the plants seem to like the color of the straw and they grow happier.

pickling cucumbers grown in cages

We still have pumpkins to put in the front yard. We will be prepping the area this weekend and then we have to figure out how to build some raised beds for the plants. I don’t think we can use tires in the front yard, not sure what our neighbors would think so we have to come up with something else. I might be able to scrounge up some old wood from somewhere.

grow peas on wire cages

So far this year we have picked 3.5 lbs of peas, 10 pounds of greens (kale and chard), and ¾ of a pound of radishes.

You can see more pictures and read some how to’s in a little book Sherle made through Shutterfly, though this is a digital version at: http://www.gospellearningcenter.com/resources/Garden/Garden.asp

Way to go Sherle and Bob! Your garden is magnificent!

~Mavis

community garden plots

Sylvia From Salem, Oregon Shares Her Garden Photos

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Sylvia From Salem, Oregon Shares Her Garden Photos

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David and Sylvia

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

Check out these photos Sylvia, a semi-retired Early Childhood Special Education teacher living in Salem, Oregon sent in.

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Here is what she had to say:

Although I live in town, I have found ways to satisfy my gardening fever. Our yard has only so many full sun spots and each is filled with raised beds. When plots became available at a nearby community garden, I decided to apply and was able to secure two plots in a newer, full sun garden. For $50 a year I have two plowed plots with free water.

community garden plots

Last year, due to an injury, I was unable to dig in the hard clay ground and had to forgo using the plots. This year raised bed boxes are allowed and I was able to have my partner David build 10 3’x6’ cedar boxes and had them moved them on site. With some help from my daughter and her boyfriend, I had them filled with mixed garden soil.

DIY Greenhouse
I have a greenhouse and started all my vegetable plants from seed.

greenhouse seedlings

This past week I planted all the plants that were ready in the garden, along with flowers, a bird feeder and a birdbath to attract birds and bees.

Pak Choy and peas
So far I’ve planted: sugar snap peas, spinach, romaine lettuce, asparagus, tomatoes, basil, sunflowers (to be the supports for the tomatoes as they grow), nasturtiums, green pole beans, bush soup beans, lima beans, crook neck squash, zucchini, pumpkins, corn, melons, cucumbers, cauliflower, romanesque broccoli,radishes, bok choy, Pak choy, scallions, shallots, carrots, kohlrabi, rhubarb and currant bushes.

Hen with chicks

I have compost bins and compost our coffee grounds and vegetable scraps. A red worm bin provides compost and wonderful black manure tea that I use to fertilize my plants. I also applied for and received a license to keep a few hens and they are amazing us daily with their spunky personalities, additions to the compost bins and wonderful free range eggs.

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Wow Sylvia, your pictures are awesome! I love how you turned a simple patch of dirt into a gardener’s paradise.

Stay Green,

~Mavis
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Garden Photos and Drawings From the Netherlands

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Andi From Mt. Vernon, Washington Shares Her Garden Photos

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greenhouse garden photos

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

Check out these greenhouse photos Andi from Mt. Vernon, Washington sent in. The photo above is what her greenhouse looks like right now. This year she planted 21 tomatoes, 4 tomatillos, mature lettuces and greens, and a silly number of starts of everything from squash to quinoa, marigolds to hibiscus.

Greenhouse garden pictures tomatoes{Photo of Andi’s greenhouse last summer}

Here is what Andi had to say:

We built the greenhouse last summer from windows and doors from remodeling the house. It is 14’ long and 3 ½’ wide. I grow everything from seed, starting them indoors for the earliest possible bloom and crop. I started the tomatoes on Feb. 8, I just couldn’t wait.

wildflower cottage garden

We are on a large city lot and have no lawn; everything is garden. We have a huge willow, thirteen fruit trees, lots of berry and currant bushes, several lilacs, wisteria, and bunches of other trees, bushes, and plants. The greenhouse is in the front yard, but we’re building a second in the back. {No way all 21 tomatoes are going to fit in the first one!}

dogs in the garden

We have two dogs, the other one Max, is all black and didn’t want to be in the pic. This one is Wellie.

I am also a full time fiber artist {www.andishannon.com} and when I need a break from the sewing machine, I go out and work in the yard. A good balance as each fuels the other for inspiration.

Wow Andi! I couldn’t agree more! Your garden is beautiful!

~Mavis

fiber art black bag with red roses

If you would like to have your garden, chicken coop or something you’ve made featured on One Hundred Dollars a Month, here’s what I’m looking for:

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Garden Photos and Drawings From the Netherlands

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gardening in the netherlands

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

garden potting bench

Aafke from the Netherlands {who blogs at xlovettes.blogspot.com} sent in some lovely photos of her bunnies and gardens. I had no idea there were teenagers out there who love to garden this much! Pretty cool if you ask me.

bunnies

Here is what Aafke had to say:

I love gardening and being in the nature. I have been gardening about 2/3 years now and have always helped my dad.

As you see I have two bunnies named: Muffin {orange} and Krummel {white with black}. Muffin an almost 2 years old female from a market and Krummel is a 10 months old neutered male from the shelter. I give them all their needs. Muffin lost a front leg last year. A polecat bit it off, but she can run as the best one!

cool garden sheds

And this is my little atelier. It is not finished yet but it’s going really fast. I made my atelier from an old pigeon loft. I pained it and bought some furniture in different thrift stores. I love putting things together and making one big sweetness of it. Next to my atelier is standing my kitchen garden.

raised garden beds herb garden

Left are standing strawberries and right herbs. I just planted some seeds so I have to wait for them to come up. Thyme, lemon balm, mint, chives, parsley, arugula and maggie. And the radishes have yet to come up. The ground is compost and works really good! In our compost we put, leaves, bunny poop and things, left over food etc.

espalier tree

I just want to let you see out pear tree. It’s doing so great! I already can’t wait to eat the first pear from the tree this summer! Do you have pear trees? We also have apple, walnut and hazelnut.

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Hope you like the pictures.

I just want to say that I think that you have a great blog with lots of inspiring things.

Green hand shake,
Aafke

P.S. I don’t have any chickens, we had 5 but they are all ate by a polecat. Our wish is to have a few quails.

charocal bird drawing

If you would like to have your garden, chicken coop or something you’ve made featured on One Hundred Dollars a Month, here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Your Garden Pictures and Tips – I’d especially like to see your garden set ups, growing areas, and know if you are starting seeds indoors this year. If so,  show me some picture of how you are going about it.
  • Your Chicken and Chicken Related Stories – Coops, Chicks, Hen’s, Roosters, Eggs, you name it. If it clucks, send us some pictures to share with the world.
  • Cool Arts & Crafts - Made from your very own hands with detailed {and well photographed} pictures and instructions.
  • Your pictures and stories about your pets. The more pictures and details the better.

If I feature your pictures and the stories behind them on One Hundred Dollars a Month, I will send you a $20.00 gift card to the greatest store in the world: Amazon.com.

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