The adding of a new master bedroom to our 1939 farmhouse has created brand new areas for gardens. That alone is exciting enough, but Glenn came home with something which could have been very lame—an old satellite dish. And he wanted to make a water feature out of it. I could imagine a huge thing with DISH painted along the edge, but what he came home with has possibilities. Of course, the dish was free. Who has dishes this size any more?
The dish is a bit over six feet in diameter, and the edge is three inches in depth. It can hold water already as you can see the rain from last night contained. There are two possible places to incorporate this into the blank yet-to-be gardens created by the new addition. Below is the more sunny and public option, connecting with the central area of the yard, around which are the two other buildings.
The more private place to put the dish, which would be more shady, is to the side of the front of the house to which the woods come up closer, and is used less. Come to think of it, our bed will look out to this garden and possibly we could get some bird activity going if we chose this side, with water and feeders. The faint rectangular edges of two windows are visible through the house wrap.
The small tree left standing in this area was once at the edge of the woods.
The tile mess below is the floor of the old side porch which had to be knocked down to incorporate the new room. There are two big chunks still here, and this one will be dug into the earth outside the new little deck and become the base for an outdoor shower.
Just got the plumbing for the new room and outdoor shower finished today!