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Here are some pictures of my horrid garden, my camera lense isn't very wide, but I hope you get a general idea anyway.
I don't want to do anything too fancy to it, since we are renting, but I was hoping I could at least cheer it up a bit.

Landy says he is going to fertilize the so-called lawn, so pay no attention to the lack of grass.

I am heading over to Canadian Tire later today, and was wondering if I should have a look at a couple of things.

Can I buy flowers allready in bloom and plant? It is obvious I know nothing of this...I was also thinking of adding some geranimums (sp?)

Any ideas thoughts??

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I will also attempt a window box now to see if there are any survivors.

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When should I start planting? The weather is still fairly unstable and not much has come up yet in the garden, so I really don't know what is already there or not. I would like to start soon as I feel I need to "impress" landlord quickly. Just for the record, I am doing this for myself but I'm letting him think we're doing it for the greater good - which I'm sure in his mind, is him. ;)

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about this forum, heh, thank you very much for your advice so far, I really like the urns you posted, particularly the two last ones. I will look into that. I think I could even do one out front by the door, I think that would look nice.

Noted about Artsy's soil mix - I will try it out, I am yours to colour with your opinions :)

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I will print this and your other posts and use them as my guideline when I get started. I believe I have some good ideas and inputs on how to do this :)

I am sure I will come back with many questions :)

Artsy, I am still interested in your input :)

Thanks again!

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Very very beautiful, I've been a long time admirer of your beautiful garden, I love your fountain! I think I would like to do something like that :) I think adding gravel and rocks is a very good idea!!! :) I don't know if it is clear from the pictures, but my garden is sort of in two levels where the lower level is a disaster area, this I think would be a perfect place for something like that, unless I want to hide that area in particular and just concentrate on the top level.
I really like Chico's idea about boxes and planters, I had a peak into the garden centre at Canadian Tire today, and these things I am surprised are fairly inexpensive.

Silly question, is gravel etc expensive to buy? Easy enough for me to find out otherwise, but while I have you :)

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I think it is fair to say that I am fairly inadequate when it comes to gardening, I would need a How-to list as well on how to get those darn things in the ground...
Stupid questions coming your way;
Do I need to add more fresh soil to where I am planting or is it enough to just dig a hole? Should I square off a section of where I want to plant and re-soil?

I don't want to buy seeds, I want to see them right away, no patience etc etc - so, can I buy the flowers/plants already in bloom?

I believe it is fairly obvious I have no idea what I am talking about.

Thank you both Chico and Artsy for all the help so far :)

Hopefully evil landlord will be so exctatic when he sees I've added cute little wrought iron fences/rail thingies around the bed in the front garden he will fertilize soon - if not, is there an inexpensive way (without having to water!!) I can do this?

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The money isn't necessarily an issue, but I would like to keep the cost fairly low, I want to concentrate on the inside, but wants something cheery outside :)
So, yes please, something cheap from your idea list :)

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Very good advice Chico, I think I'll will do some boxes etc that I can easily take with me, at the same time I do want to plant something - more for me than for evil landlord. There are lots of trees so I can't wait for them to come out of their hieatus...

Artsy - The sun exposure is....Pretty much all day, the only shadow that falls is on the porch and that's only for a few hours...

The worste thing is the mud, so I will have to get on his back about fertilizing NOW!!!

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Here's a better overview picture - I hope

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I can post more pictures if you'd like.

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another one

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