Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dedicated Well Irrigation System.. It's a Beautiful Thing

I know a spigot with water coming out of it is nothing great to most people....but when you live on 15 acres with an affinity to put plants everywhere, coupled with the extreme heat of zone 8b....and loving plants that are very thirsty .....this can be one of the most beautiful things in the world.  Last year, I watered up to four hours daily.   This means, no more!
One of the most expensive, and involved projects this winter was taking an already dug well and making it dedicated to gardening.  It is next to the pole barn.

Spigots were placed throughout the property.  Like the Greenhouse, it is one of those things  that someone who gardens a lot and has a ton of plants...could truly appreciate.

Of the 15 acres,  about six of it had gardens or plants on it.

The roses are in places that are not optimal but the water will  help.

The front field has  most of the spigots that the dedicated well are feeding.


HolleyGarden said...

This is a dream.... to have a dedicated well just for gardening, and to have spigots all over! Even though I live on acreage, I can't garden everywhere because I don't have water everywhere. You are lucky, lucky, lucky! By the way, my very favorite garden book is "Art of the Formal Garden" by Arend Jan Van Der Horst." I did a review on it here:
I think you would really love this book, and hope you'll pick up a copy of it.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Nice, will look at it. I bought the Garden Club of America personal whatever that book was and loved it. My mother in law is currently borrowing it.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Awesome, went on it

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Holley, the truly most awesome thing is that the back rose garden has pipe in it too, running from the original well. I is being hooked up with a manifold to cover six zones. I didn't get the unit that I should has a remote control! Not only is that entertainment for scaring the cat that likes to use the mulch as a litter box but an automated garden is dream come true. Too bad I can't get automation in weeding and mulching.

NellJean said...

Ample water is a luxury. I'm grateful for wells and no worries about rationing.

We've been having rain and I have not yet brought out all the watering equipment.

Self-weeding gardens, wouldn't that be a marvel? I just wish I could get Florida Betony to self-destruct. I am so tired of digging up those old white root things.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Nell, I have a habit of taking on huge, ambitious projects. This is my second year gardening. I am a slow learner but I have discovered that infrastructure is important when this is not a waning hobby.