How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence. ~Benjamin Disraeli<br />LOCATION:<br />My Yard!<br />In F...
Just a brief Intro:<br />Hi,  My name is Rachael Cochrane (you probably gathered that from the last page!)<br />My place p...
Let’s start by taking a walk in my yard…<br />Can you see the cardinal on the fence?<br />
This blue house is on the ground to <br />Hopefully attract frogs and toads to the garden! Get those mosquitoes!<br />
So many weeds, <br />so little thyme…<br />
Variegated Dogwood in Spring<br />
Bird house made <br />from recycled wooden<br />pallets and fallen<br />Birch trees…<br />
Strawberries in a raised bed. This type of bed allows for better drainage…<br />
Organically grown Asparagus stretching<br />out to the sky…<br />
Dwarf apple trees set fruit years earlier than full size trees and are perfect for small yards! Don’t forget, 2 or more fo...
Grapevine beginning to bud out.<br />
In early spring, the heavy sweet scent of cherry blossoms fills the air.<br />
Beautiful hyacinths<br />also perfume the air<br />in a bed filled with mulch<br />made out of leaves from <br />the previ...
Close up you can<br />see the beautiful pink<br />streaking and individual<br />bell shaped flowers that attract many bene...
Irish moss growing in the cracks of a brick path<br />
Beauty can be seen even in a “weed.”<br />
Garlic Chives grow freely<br />
Honeysuckle vines glisten after a rain shower.<br />
Serviceberry bushes have fruit similar to a blueberry with intense flavor.<br />
A vibrant cranberry bush makes an excellent hedge.<br />
A violet growing wild beside our house…<br />
We split our own wood<br />and heat our house in the <br />Spring/Fall and use it for supplemental heat in the winter as w...
Even our cat loves it out in the yard- or on the driveway.<br />
Wow, that was all just the<br />backyard! Now onto the front yard! This is a side view of our garage.<br />
First though- one of our hobbies… Volkswagens!!<br />1968 VW Beetle<br />
Back to the front yard… solar powered lights!<br />
Bright colored Spirea<br />
Bunny visiting last spring<br />Wait a minute!!...<br />
What the heck!? That’s a four-eared bunny! Makes you wonder what could cause this mutation… It’s reminiscent of frogs with...
Off to the greenhouse! <br />I grow all of my plants in <br />a pop-up solar structure.<br />I then sell these organically...
Heirloom variety Tomato<br />
Chamomile & Asters<br />
Colorful young <br />Coleus!<br />
Pumpkin Sprouts!<br />
Thanks for stopping by, but before you go-<br />A couple of sayings about gardening…<br />Earth is here so kind, that just...
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  1. 1. How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence. ~Benjamin Disraeli<br />LOCATION:<br />My Yard!<br />In Farmington, MN<br />Place Profile by Rachael Cochrane<br />
  2. 2. Just a brief Intro:<br />Hi, My name is Rachael Cochrane (you probably gathered that from the last page!)<br />My place profile is actually my yard- which is like a giant garden… and also my greenhouse where I grow over 1,000 plants each year!<br />I love gardening and growing things- and this is why…<br />You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.  ~Author Unknown<br />
  3. 3. Let’s start by taking a walk in my yard…<br />Can you see the cardinal on the fence?<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. This blue house is on the ground to <br />Hopefully attract frogs and toads to the garden! Get those mosquitoes!<br />
  6. 6. So many weeds, <br />so little thyme…<br />
  7. 7. Variegated Dogwood in Spring<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Bird house made <br />from recycled wooden<br />pallets and fallen<br />Birch trees…<br />
  10. 10. Strawberries in a raised bed. This type of bed allows for better drainage…<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Organically grown Asparagus stretching<br />out to the sky…<br />
  13. 13. Dwarf apple trees set fruit years earlier than full size trees and are perfect for small yards! Don’t forget, 2 or more for better crops!<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Grapevine beginning to bud out.<br />
  16. 16. In early spring, the heavy sweet scent of cherry blossoms fills the air.<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Beautiful hyacinths<br />also perfume the air<br />in a bed filled with mulch<br />made out of leaves from <br />the previous year.<br />
  19. 19. Close up you can<br />see the beautiful pink<br />streaking and individual<br />bell shaped flowers that attract many beneficial insects.<br />
  20. 20. Irish moss growing in the cracks of a brick path<br />
  21. 21. Beauty can be seen even in a “weed.”<br />
  22. 22. Garlic Chives grow freely<br />
  23. 23.
  24. 24.
  25. 25. Honeysuckle vines glisten after a rain shower.<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27.
  28. 28. Serviceberry bushes have fruit similar to a blueberry with intense flavor.<br />
  29. 29. A vibrant cranberry bush makes an excellent hedge.<br />
  30. 30. A violet growing wild beside our house…<br />
  31. 31.
  32. 32. We split our own wood<br />and heat our house in the <br />Spring/Fall and use it for supplemental heat in the winter as well.<br />
  33. 33. Even our cat loves it out in the yard- or on the driveway.<br />
  34. 34. Wow, that was all just the<br />backyard! Now onto the front yard! This is a side view of our garage.<br />
  35. 35. First though- one of our hobbies… Volkswagens!!<br />1968 VW Beetle<br />
  36. 36. Back to the front yard… solar powered lights!<br />
  37. 37. Bright colored Spirea<br />
  38. 38.
  39. 39. Bunny visiting last spring<br />Wait a minute!!...<br />
  40. 40. What the heck!? That’s a four-eared bunny! Makes you wonder what could cause this mutation… It’s reminiscent of frogs with two heads, and fish with two tails- weird & sad!<br />
  41. 41. Off to the greenhouse! <br />I grow all of my plants in <br />a pop-up solar structure.<br />I then sell these organically <br />grown plants each spring<br />to neighbors, friends, and <br />anyone passing by! <br />
  42. 42. Heirloom variety Tomato<br />
  43. 43. Chamomile & Asters<br />
  44. 44. Colorful young <br />Coleus!<br />
  45. 45. Pumpkin Sprouts!<br />
  46. 46. Thanks for stopping by, but before you go-<br />A couple of sayings about gardening…<br />Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.  ~Douglas William Jerrold, about Australia, A Land of Plenty<br />The kiss of the sun for pardon,The song of the birds for mirth,One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth. ~Dorothy Frances Gurney, "Garden Thoughts“<br />God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.  ~Author Unknown <br />

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