Chickens in the garden
Chickens are a great addition to a garden. The girls have their own border to range in. It used to be Clousseau's hang out and is planted with tough thugs and extras from other parts of the garden. A few hosta leaves have been shredded but seeing the chicks happily foraging around and nestling in the shade make it worth the sacrifice.
Here are Bertha and Chicken Little
All five are in this photo, the poultry version of "Where's Waldo". Can you spot them?
A glimpse of Heliopsis Lorraine Sunshine and grasses.
Fresh mulch provides lots of good scratching for worms and bugs.
The Aracuanas are too small to establish their place in the pecking order but seem happy in their private suite. The older chickens love roosting on top of their run.
Chickens are always fun to watch and sometimes just plain goofy.
Chicken Land and the quail are tucked away by the path center back of this photo, hidden from street view. I love having surprises in the garden and what could be more fun than this?
Here is my long side border, a blaze of color right now.
The island bed in the front I tried to limit to purples, white and lemon yellow.
This year I grew Black Magic geraniums from seed for the window boxes and paired them with lime green.
At the back we have a new gazebo on the patio which provides the perfect place for mosquito free eating.
Tiger Eye Sumac is stunning this year
Fox Tail Lilies ahve finally come into their own
Slavia Sclaria Turkistanca paired with cosmos.
Thanks for looking!