|Lubbock is in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7. A welcomed change from Thornton's Zone 5.
The growing season
here is longer, which means
that I can put seeds and transplants in the ground a couple of months earlier than I did in Colorado. It also
means that I can harvest to Thanksgiving and maybe even beyond.
When I surveyed the backyard, I visualized 3 distinct gardens. First on my to do list for to build raised beds for veggies. In Colorado I had an extensive iris and rose garden so I wanted to create a garden to feature them. I also has a special area for butterflies, inspired by the Butterfly Pavilion. Putting up bird feeder was also a given.