Birds Eye View of my Veggie garden in 2019

Our friend, Tom B., came out last Sept with his drone and shot a video from above the garden. Way cool! I was saving this to share after the season while the garden is still sleeping to get me excited about the upcoming season. Thanks Tom!

Bird’s Eye View of my 2019 veggie garden

15 comments on “Birds Eye View of my Veggie garden in 2019

  1. Pamela Grob says:

    Fantastic!!! What an incredible garden. You should be really proud of it.

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  2. gene solyntjes says:

    Jannine,
    Impressive, you really have a lot of pvc structure I had not noticed before.

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  3. Susan Young Tweet says:

    Very cool Janine! I’ve always wanted to do that. Your garden looks so beautiful and organized! Very inspiring.

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  4. Linda Archibald says:

    Inspired me to get busy in my beds! I went to Agua Fria nursery this morning and bought beet, chard, and spinach starts. Putting them in today and covering with spin poly. If I am going to be working from home after spring break I can get a lot of yard work done!

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  5. TB says:

    Awesome video!

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  6. Bill McNeese says:

    Wow. Spacious and so lovely when seen from above. I put the video in full screen more to enjoy it even more.

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  7. tonytomeo says:

    That garden looks too pretty to be so utilitarian. What are those evergreens around the garden? They look like Ashe juniper.

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    • Hi Tony!
      I forgot which variety of juniper we have so I looked it up.(and once I read this I remembered!)

      “The Juniperus monosperma, or One-seed juniper, dots the drier habitats of New Mexico between 5000 and 7000 feet. This slow-growing, drought-hardy native species is a remarkable example of a plant adapted to flourish during long dry periods in its local environment.”

      I found it interesting to see the garden from above too.
      The land surrounding the main garden is pretty arid with junipers, cedar, pinons, chamisa, grasses and some cactus like cholla, prickley pear and claret. We use to have 300 pinon trees here on the property that were killed by the bark beetle during a particularly devastating drought that lasted about 4 years. The trees started dying around 2001 and Santa Fe had a 95% kill rate for pinons. I still have a few of the original pinons that are 20-25 feet tall (and many baby pinons that are now 19 years old!) They grow around 1 inch a year so to see many trees that were 300 years old die was very hard. Not much one can do on 6.5 acres to save them without nature giving us some moisture. We now have more junipers on the property. It’s interesting because we live on the southwest side of a mountain which is the arid side while on the northeast side there are still many pinons that survived.

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      • tonytomeo says:

        Oh, of course. I should have known that. I am not familiar with the region, so do not know what is native there. I never bothered to identify other junipers I saw in other parts of New Mexico. Cedar and pinons are fascinating too. I only saw pinon pines in landscapes. I know this is irrelevant to vegetables, but the native flora got my attention.

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