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Painted Hand Farm is a 20 acre Civil War era farm located in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. We raise meat goats, veal calves, turkeys and organic vegetables using humane and sustainable agricultural practices.

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

PART TWO: The Pretty Garden

The second half of the Pretty Garden started off the same as Part One, with a layer of wet newspaper and a few buckets of dirt & compost. My new neighbor was cleaning out some perennials she didn't want anymore and before they hit the compost pile, I intervened. The booty was two dozen hostas that needed a home, so it was time to get to work. I also had a bucket of gladiola bulbs in need of planting so the timing was perfect.
With the online posting of this project a friend who lives only a few miles from the farm offered goodies from her garden--more Bee Balm, Purple Cone Flowers and a bunch of other stuff of which I can't remember all the names, but they were all beautiful. I filled the back of the Subaru and it didn't even look like we put a dent in her flower garden.
All unloaded and figuring out what to plant where.
It may look kind of peeked now, but there's an inch of rain on the way tomorrow that should give them all a good soaking. Seeing how much these plants spread, I didn't want to over-plant and had plenty left over which leads into the next project: The Soaking Garden
Stay tuned for a really awesome project!

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