Given a big space for garden or orchard, what plants or trees will you keep?

garden - The image of a garden
India
February 10, 2010 10:06am CST
If you are given a big space near your house to have only garden or orchard, what plants or fruit fetching trees or both will you like to grow? Can you share your imagination with us please?
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14 responses
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
11 Feb 10
hi buchi_bulla, that is good idea,but we must have a space to grow garden,in cities due to space,we are living in congested places,where is the chance to grow garden,but there is chance to hang kundi's or pots for plants of flowers,if i have space i like to grow flowers and vegitable for home use,have a nice day
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• India
13 Feb 10
If you are building a house in the outskirts of the city, then you will have space for gardening. Otherwise only pots and small plants to satisfy our wish to have garden, is possible for us. Thanks for the response and have a nice day.
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
13 Feb 10
hi buchi_bulla, thanks for the comment,building a house in our family is dream to us till now nobody in our family build house,but one of my brother purcahsed it and one brothers father in law donated it his daughter,in this position i cannot build a house,have a nice day
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• India
14 Feb 10
You cannot say yugasini. If we are lucky, it will happen. In Tamil they say the God, who gives us, will give breaking open the roof. If you get a house, then will you keep garden in that? I hope you will name a plant with my name as I only wished you for a house, in advance.
@peavey (16600)
• United States
16 Feb 10
I'd grow everything I want to grow now and don't have the room for! Apple trees Grapes Black cherry trees A big strawberry patch Blackberries Rhubarb Horseradish Jerusalem artichokes Sunflowers and of course, vegetables: Potatoes Carrots Onions Peas Lettuce Radishes Tomatoes Squash, of several kinds Beets Mustard Turnips Bell Peppers Chili Peppers And grains: Amaranth Spelt Rye Barley And probably more... it would take a lot of room to satisfy me. :)
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@peavey (16600)
• United States
12 Jul 10
If it ever does, I'll be more than happy to send you a snapshot of it. :)
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
7 Mar 10
I'd probably grow corn if I had more space. It's not a compact or a pretty crop and I'd want enough space to tuck it away where it couldn't be seen from most areas of the garden and I just don't have that space. When I saw growing up my dad grew a lot of it in the back of the garden. My mother would start a pot of boiling water and we would go out around dinner time and pick our own ears for dinner and put them right in the water. I've rarely had corn as good as that and I realize now that it was delicious because it was as fresh as you can get it.
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• India
11 Jul 10
This reminds me of a corn plant in front of house long ago, when I was carrying and in the advance stage of pregnancy. I used to see the corn grow on the plant. One day I asked the lady if she will give it for selling. Poor lady, she thought a pregnant lady is asking for this and gave it to me free. I thank her even now. It was fresh from the plant and was so tasty. I wish you have a good garden with full of corn plants friend. Enjoy well and think of me.
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
20 Feb 10
If I was given a large space to be a garden. I would make it into a tropical looking garden with a pond in the middle. I would get lots of hardly palm like plants put in the earth. I would make a wooden bridge over the big pond. I would have some colorful flowers. In one corner I would have a comfortable garden bench. I would have some fruit trees. The fruit would be strawberries, raspberries, apricots, pears and apples.
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• India
11 Jul 10
Ahaaaa! I have seen this type of garden in movies wherein the hero and heroin go round the trees, walk on the bridge and sing 'No one like you dear'. Let your dream come true.
@allknowing (65162)
• India
16 Feb 10
I have developed a garden in the space that I have which has been landscaped and the garden includes flowering trees and fruit trees one each, flowering plants, perennial as well seasonal, a waterfall, a bird bath and enough paths to walk around the garden. I have a terrace garden as well where I have a lawn and a few potted plants.
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• India
11 Jul 10
That is really so nice to read allknowing. I already imagined from here your beautiful garden and also the terrace garden. You are not only good in writing but also good in growing garden.
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
Hi Buchi_bulla, Good day to you. If I were given a small space for a garden in front of my house, I would plant some geraniums of different colors, pansies, marigold, primrose, azalea, black-eyed Susan; coleus and other plants with variegated leaves; jasmine, basil, rosemary for their fragrance; a small potted mock-corn plant on one side of the front door and a potted money tree on the other side; and some lucky chinese bamboo near the fence I'd love to have a bigger space for my backyard where I can grow a few dwarf coconut trees, a mango tree close to the back fence, an orange tree on one side of the fence, an avocado tree on the other side of the fence; perssimon, pomegrenate, sugar-apple, kum-kuat and pineapple in appropriate places. I'd also make a space for vegetables, like eggplant, pepper, tomatoes, onions, garlic and ginger. Dreams are the precursors of reality, so, I'd keep on dreaming and one day I will have all these. Thanks for stirring my imagination, buchi. Have a beautiful day.
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• India
11 Jul 10
I have already made a sketch in my mind of your future garden with full of flower plants, fruit bearing trees, parrots, chirping birds, nests oh what not? Positive thinking makes the dreams come true one day. Keep thinking positive about your future garden friend.
• India
13 Feb 10
Hi Aunty, If i have given a big space near our house i would have grown lots of grean vegetable plants like spinach, tomatoes, cabbage, turnip, carrot, radish, turnip, beetroot and fruits like mango and banana. Have a great day.
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• India
13 Feb 10
I feel many of us have a wish to grow plants and trees of flowers, vegetables and fruits. I wish your dream come true Deepa.
@dvmurphy (326)
• United States
11 Feb 10
I would choose the following: hansen's bush cherry-grows 4-5 feet tall (2) Manchurian bush apricot- grows about 10' (2) a fruit cocktail tree asparagus pole green beans climbing sugar snap peas brandywine tomatoes (6) in cages-they get huge and are an Amish variety Cherry tomatoes (2) seed potatoes (take a big plastic tote & drill holes in it, fill with soil & plant) black beauty zucchini all female cucumber bush for pickles Junebearing strawberries (build a terrace or plant in a tractor tire)
• India
13 Feb 10
Vav! The way you have explained, I feel like going to your garden and wandering amongst the plants and taking fresh breeze with good fragrances.
@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
11 Feb 10
hi aunty, how are you.. if i have the place like that.. i would like to put vegetable plants, flowers and fruits plants.. i like three of them... actually it looks nice to have and take from the tree and use for ur kitchen... right aunty.. thanks for your nice discussion, have a nice day.
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• India
13 Feb 10
Very true Neelima. When we pluck fresh vegetables from the plants and cook immediately, the taste and satisfaction is entirely different. I was doing this in some part of my life before.
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
11 Feb 10
I do have a big garden around my house, in which I have planted lots of greens, green chillies, vegetables like raddish, brinjanl, ladies finger, varieties of flowering plants, varieties of vegetable plants, fruits yielding plants like mango, banana, jack fruit, coconut, passionfruit and lots of herbal plants
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• India
13 Feb 10
That is so wonderful Vathsala30. I am sure you must be having a great time to be amongst the plants and trees, flowers, vegetables and fruits, butterflies and bees. You are spending your time in a natural surrounding. Enjoy well.
@vandana7 (64934)
• India
10 Feb 10
Wow! this is dream come true! he he. Well I'd have six by six x 12 bits of raised flowerbeds in the backyard to grow the kind of vegetables I like. :) I can be really moody. :) If I want ladies finger, I want it! Therefore, I have to go out and get it. LOL. In between these beds I'd leave about 3 feet space at the end of which would be some fruit or shrub. Obviously Mango - Alphonso, and Banginpalli (a variety) would be there, and a guava tree, and a drumstick tree, and a sapota tree, and curry leave tree, and pomagranate, would all come here. Even a lime tree forms part of the plan. I also like coconut treeas - but they'd line the compound wall so that they look good and do not send their roots inside the house. :) Then there would be large lawns seprated from coconut trees by almost 10 feet passage! All around there would be colorful plants. Towards the eatern part, I would have arches on which I will let different types of creepers that come up with seasonal flowers grow. Likewiase, arches near compoundwall where no big trees are there will allow me to grow beans and other varieities of vegetables. :) If possible, I would squeeze in a small pond with lotuses, and a small pond with fishes. :)
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• India
13 Feb 10
Architect Madam, when I build a house with garden, I will utilise your services and knowledge of Architecture to build an artistic house. You are great in imagination too.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
hello Butchi, If i will be given a big space for a garden,i would like to have a flowering plants all over. Tress for shades and a playground too. It will be a garden of roses of different colors. So,each morning i woke up to the smell of it's sweet and fragrance.
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• India
11 Feb 10
Then mornings will start with lovely fragrance of roses, beauty of flower filled plants and trees, cool breeze from the plants and trees and give full positive energy to us. Enjoy friend by the side of your lovely garden.
@kymomof3 (155)
• United States
10 Feb 10
I would grow everything that I cant grow now. My house is in the woods and most of my yard is shade.Its also hard to grow grass. I hate trying to find shady plants and flowers. There just arent many of those to choose from.The first thing I would grow is a nice grassy yard. I would want lots of sun loving flowers,lilies,marigolds,ladyslippers,hollyhocks,cannas..etc and bushes...lilac,roses,hyacinth.If I could have an orchard I'd want grape vines,apple trees,peach trees,blueberries,and maybe a plum tree.
• India
11 Feb 10
Oh Kymomof3, you have imaginatively taken me to a beautiful flower garden and orchard of variety of fruit trees. I am still wandering in it. Lot of parrots are there in the orchard and butterflies of so many varieties zooming around in the garden. Enjoy friend in your garden.
@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
10 Feb 10
Personally I love roses, right now in my tiny garden, I have 2 of them. So if given a lot of space for a garden, I would have to say that I would plant many different kinds of roses. I would also have more than a few lilac trees because when they bloom they have the nicest smell to them. I think I would also like a few olive trees, some grape vines and a bunch of different fruits and veggies. I love to garden so I would grow just about anything that I could get my hands on. What about you?
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• India
11 Feb 10
Even I am a great fan of Roses Crivas. I love any colour of rose from my childhood. The way the petals are rounded and the pleasant smell and the dew drops on it, oh God!, we can spend hours spending time in seeing them and enjoying their beauty. So I too will keep all types of roses like plants, creeper rose which is called button rose, table rose etc. Then I will have lemon shrub so that I will get lot of lemons. Then one Tamarind tree, Goa fruit tree, mango tree, pomogranate shrubs, jasmine plants and creepers, border plants for the border of the paths, sky is the limit for imagination. But I am not that lucky to have space for garden. Let me live in my imagination.