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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Our Agapanthus and Wood Trail

 Both of us loved the green intersections in México City, often with Agapanthus.
On our way to work we passed by numerous parks.
Link below post leads to a video of them at 2:07
On May 24, 1993 Pieter is standing next to one of our blue Agapanthus.
This was one year before we started consulting work in Mexico.
Everything grew in our garden when we had access to the spent mushroom compost... Such a great end product from mushroom cultivation!
Saponaria officinalis in the front or soapwort. We also had Saponaria ocymoides or rock soapwort.
Tall blue Agapanthus and Saponaria in the front.
On March 9, 1993 the same year! Pieter dug ditches for getting rid of the excess water, letting our lot drain.
He also built the first Wood Trail.
Lowes at that time sold ready built squares in treated wood.
And then, in 2004 ALL ditches got filled in with the 60 metric tons of dirt, which Pieter shoveled out from under the house, where he built the Rose Suite!
On April 18, 1993 Pieter with the wheelbarrow full of spent mushroom compost, adding to all plants and shrubs that we planted.
To the left you see already one blue Agapanthus blooming here.
Several of those trees we had cut down, way too many and they compete for food with plants and shrubs more than anything else!
Thursday, April 29, 1993 on Pieter's 64th Birthday...
Even in–between the cross tires that we both placed here (they were put somewhere but NOT in the right spot while we worked in Indonesia), with the help of spent mushroom compost perennials thrived.
This is alongside the driveway and retainer wall.
Our Wood Trail on April 29... what a huge difference with March 9 in photo above; lots of hard work planting and tending for plants and shrubs.
A happy Birthday guy and gardener!
Pieter with our Azalea Helena Curtis
Pieter with  the Saponaria officinalis.
Our young Mock Orange
On the cordless phone in the garden...
Wood trail, ditches and to the left in the back you see our veggie garden.
All grew so well on the spent mushroom compost!
Wood trail and to the right you see the gazebo steps and the pond in the center.
Wood trail end and again, our veggie garden.
We sure enjoyed our Paradise, always together with Squirrels and Chipmunks as they were rather tame.
Remember, we did NOT have kitties at the time...

Related link:
Our Mushroom Friends took us Sightseeing in Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque in Jalisco, México | previous post with link below for video with Agapanthus flowers in México City.
{Our Wood Trail in 1994} | previous post by me
The FIGHT of Growing Grass in Subtropical Georgia/USA | previous post by me about the cross tires being in wrong place

18 comments:

  1. Gosh, Mariette, you have such an incredible property! I'd never leave, if I lived there. LOL. I'd be out every day with my camera, that much is certain!

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      That incredible property also demands a LOT of work. We regret that we no longer can obtain the miracle growing ingredient; the spent mushroom compost! Without any, it is a tough battle.
      But we sure enjoy living here.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Cara Mariette hai un parco meraviglioso,buona serata.OLga

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Grazie e ci piace ancora vivere qui, anche se è un sacco di lavoro duro.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  3. Es una bonita planta, que hace maravillas en tu jardín.
    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Una planta real que prosperó tan bien en el compost de hongos gastado.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  4. What a lot of hard work and dedication and what beautiful results. You two are to be admired and congratulated for what you have done.

    God bless always.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      The work was always hard but both of us had a lot of satisfaction of it. It was so good on a Sunday after Mass to walk through it and admire the flowers.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Liebe Mariette,
    ein wunderschönes Gartenparadies habt Ihr, sehr beeindruckend!
    Drosselgartengrüße von Traudi.♥ in ein schönes Wochenende

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    1. Liebe Traudi,
      Dank sehr, es ist harte Arbeit um so ein Paradis um sich her zu schaffen aber dafür kann man auch genießen.
      Liebe Grüße zum Wochenende,
      Mariette

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  6. Flowers and trees are very happy to get a chance meeting with you two.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Thank you and guess they sense our love for them.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. It seems that y’all , especially Pieter takes great care of your rather large garden. It seems like it would be a lot of work…but maybe not if it is something you love doing.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      We both loved doing it but it is for our age now, a lot of work!
      Of course for mowing the lawn and cutting the edges, we have a crew come in every 10 days or so.
      We still enjoy living here and hope we manage to do so till the very end.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. And even a paradise. These are beautiful memories of the work that went into creating this whole environment.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Thank you, it is an ongoing job but oh so rewarding!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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Mariette...

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