Hello, my name is Michele welcome to my garden blog. This is the first in what I hope will be a happy relationship between me, you and my garden. I am definitely not an expert in gardening and I won’t ever claim to be. Gardening may seem pretty simple and straightforward for most people that live in say….. South Carolina. Gardening in a desert like Las Vegas isn’t quite as simple. As a matter of fact it can be tough, there is little to no information available for the weekend gardener or hobbyist living here. So my goal is to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. Mostly through trial and error. Alot of error and some OMG that worked stuff.
I was so excited when my husband and I decided to start gardening. Until of course we had to dig……… The ground here or at least in our yard is this super rock hard stuff that I found out is called Caliche (apparently the husband already knew this). Now caliche is a sedimentary rock, it’s a hardened natural CEMENT of calcium carbonate that binds with other materials, like gravel, clay and silt. It was horrible trying to penetrate the caliche, I was so frustrated I started crying. The husband freaked out, he doesn’t handle me crying very well. His “manly, knight in shining armor” kicked in, he decided he was going to rent a backhoe, dig up the entire backyard and “fix it” for me. Before he could run off to AHERN or where one might rent a backhoe I suggested raised beds. 🙂
That is just one of the many issues I came across here in our backyard. Hopefully you’ll stick around to see what I’ve got to say and maybe at some point be inspired to start your own garden. If you do I would love to hear about it. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. Have a great day and follow your own path.