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  1. #1
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    OT: Chateau Bikerchick is officially CERTIFIED!

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    "This habitat is certified in the National Wildlife Federation's worldwide network of mini-refuges. Because of the owner's conscientious planning, landscaping and sustainable gardening, wildlife may find quality habitat-food, water, cover, and places to raise their young."

    No. 63271

    I know this is totally off topic but I am elated by this... it has taken lots of work, trial and error, and plenty of learning to come to this point... but my yards are now officially a Backyard Wildlife Habitat! I am just tickled pink...

    here's my album... I JUST got a computer at home finally so still need to add all the "before" pics that are on disc sometime...

    thanks for letting me interrupt for this little celebration...

    http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...ick68/Gardens/
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  2. #2
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    That's very cool! Congratulations. I just visited a certified habitat up in NorCal (the Halberg Butterfly Gardens). If I didn't have such a black thumb, I'd consider it myself.

  3. #3
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    Very, very cool!

    That is so cool BC68! I had no idea there was such a thing! You're yard looks beautiful!

    Tracy

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    You go, girl!!!

    How big is your yard?

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    Congratulations! It looks wonderful. Like a secret garden. The iris are a particular favorite of mine. Lise
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    gorgeous pics! Congrats on the classification! That is great!

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    Wow - how beautiful!! Thanks for sharing those photos. We get so many deer in our "yard" (unfenced partial wilderness) - that in combination with my black thumb means I could only dream of having a yard like yours.
    Sarah

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    how nice! and VERY pretty! ok... my favorite thing is... the buddha pug! TOO cute! lol!

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    thank you all! I am very proud of my gardens... I love working in them and spring is hands down the best time of year... between the great riding weather, the amazing garden climate and all the baby wildlife... I just love it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geonz
    You go, girl!!!

    How big is your yard?
    Geonz... the backyard is 5000sf. I am finishing a second patio right now that will have seating and a contained firepit... my "wine" patio... it is by the pond/waterfall... which is also still being built. Lots of work yet to do, but I am very, very close now... and since CAM didn't happen, I have kicked in lots of that time to completing the backyard...

    Lise.. I've gone Iris nuts this year... I love the flowers of course, but the foliage also provides excellent contrast color and texture for many of my native plants...

    maillotpois... deer... UGH! Cute, but man can they eat a years worth of work in nothing flat...

    cali- LOL... yeah, the boys pretty much look like that... fat, snorty, wrinkled messes...

    thanks again for ALL the nice comments and feedback...
    There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".

  10. #10
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    It's so beautiful, congratulations!

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    Mucho congratulations, bikerchick! I'm always pleased by those of you that care enough about the environment to go to the trouble to do that! Our backyard is just a pool and some concrete, so sometimes I feel like a hypocrite for belonging to all those environmental groups... .

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    Congrats bikerchick! That is so awesome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Deanna
    If I didn't have such a black thumb, I'd consider it myself.
    So did I ever tell y'all about the time that I happened to tell a coworker that I have a black thumb?

    Important detail: this man is african american

    "I know what you mean" he said, as he held up his two thumbs and said "I got two of 'em!"

    D'oh!

  13. #13
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    that's TOO funny!

  14. #14
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    Bikerchick your yard looks so awesome I think you should host a TE so cal post ride BBQ. (Just looking for a way to get out of the Palm Springs heat).
    Jones

 

 

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