About 2 weeks ago, my family started building a Koi Pond in the corral part of our little acre backyard farm – I know y’all are waiting on that DIY post – it’s coming soon… promise. In the meantime, here’s a video preview…
Anyways, while searching for plants for the pond (which are apparently pretty difficult to find in Arizona), we met a wonderful woman named Victoria who runs a small business from her home called AZ Water Garden Oasis. She grows her own plants, herbs, veggies, fruits, etc in her lovely greenhouse and garden. She was sweet as pie and welcomed my four curious kids and me into her backyard oasis as she helped me chose plants for our pond and allowed us to explore her koi ponds, greenhouse and garden. The kids were amazed by how large her koi are and were in heaven by the beauty of it all… so was I! It’s wintertime here in AZ which means we wear flip flops and t-shirts during the day, but boots and sweaters in the mornings and evenings. Even though many of her garden and pond plants are dormant right now, it really was a beautiful site and we cannot wait to return in the springtime when everything is flourishing!
After exploring and choosing our pond plants, my daughters noticed pomegranate trees on the side of the house. Since my girls are anything but shy and pomegranate is their fave, they asked if they could pick one. Victoria gave them a bag and told them to fill it up, then she laughingly pointed out to me that this area was her “margarita garden” where she has everything except tequila and ice. Next to her pomegranate trees were lime trees. I told her I now know where to visit for Happy Hour before we thanked her and hugged goodbye.
After returning home and planting our pond plants, the kids and I placed the fresh Basil Victoria had given us in a cup of water so it can regrow on our window ledge. We then decided to use our kitchen scraps – lettuce, celery, onions, potatoes, pomegranate seeds, garlic and pineapple – to regrow some more food.
But hey, that’s enough crap talking.
Back to the good stuff – our DIY Margarita Garden and how we are making it organically and for FREE!
Over Christmas break, we will be taking all the old wood pallets that have been stacked in the corner of our backyard for the past year and upcycling them to make raised garden beds in our front yard (so the goats can’t eat everything for themselves) to transfer the strawberries, celery, lettuce, onions, potatoes, basil, garlic and whatever else we grow in the meantime to, then surround the garden with the pomegranate, pineapple and lime trees to create our own beautiful little organic food growing garden!
I can’t wait to update ya’ll on how our DIY Margarita Garden turns out! I’m looking forward to a blended margarita come summertime (the kids can have a blended fruit drink too – just minus the tequila)! What do you think? Is one in your future too? Let me know in the comments!
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