Garden Photos and Drawings From the Netherlands

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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!

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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Comments

  1. Katelyn says:

    Making one big sweetness out of it is my new favorite expression. What a lovely way to phrase it, however inadvertent!

  2. Madam Chow says:

    What a talented young lady! I am so impressed. And what sweet little bunnies.

  3. Patrice says:

    What a sweetie! I used to have rabbits, too. I love the green handshake and will remember that!

  4. Katie C. says:

    With so many possible distractions that can be wasteful in life, it seems like you’re doing an awesome job with your time. Good for you, and I hope you keep it up!

  5. Mavis, thank you for introducing us to Aafke! She IS adorable and very talented…

  6. Theresa says:

    What a sweet young lady! I adore her pictures. I was lucky enough to live in the Netherlands for 3 years. I think all the Dutch have a green thumb. It is such a beautiful place with lovely people. So sorry about her chickens and the bunnies foot. That pole cat sounds like a menace! I’m off to check on her blog. Thanks for sharing her story and pictures with us.

  7. Great job! Love the pictures, such talent!

  8. Thank you all for those sweet comments!
    You guys are so kind :-)
    Happy weekend to you all!

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