Thursday, July 25, 2013

Gutter Talk

I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this blog post, I just knew that I wanted to work it around a photo of dead things in my neighbor's gutter...so let me just call this one
GUTTER GARDENING FAIL

Everyone that follows my blog knows that I do not have a special place in my heart for my neighbor. ( If you haven't followed along or want a refresher, posts can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

Not really sure how she doesn't have water damage the way the shingles seem to go behind the gutter..but whatever, not my problem.

Oh yeah, we were going to talk about gutter gardens.  They can be quite successful and are pretty great for mounting to a fence or building.  I mean, we spend hours cleaning dirt and plants out of gutters throughout the year, so why not put it all there on purpose?

Before we went the month of July without having much rain, her little trees and plants in those gutters were really thriving and were kind of ridiculously tall, well ridiculously tall for things growing in gutters on top of a house.  Wait, is she trying to have a green roof or a living roof?  Nope.  Just lazy and she doesn't clean her gutters.

I could post a ton of really amazing gutter gardens, but you can do a search on Pinterest and find them.  My plan for next spring/summer is to have something like this going for me.  My back yard has so much shade but on one side, the fence gets some good sun.  I totally could mount some gutters and set up irrigation with them and grow something!

That will be my plan.  Someone hold me accountable for this!

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