turtle garden..before and after

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terryo

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Spring is here and things are starting to bloom in the turtle garden. It's just a little garden on the side of my house. I think it's 22 feet by 6 feet. In the back is the hibernation cave.
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In another few weeks it should look like this (last Summer) You can only see a small entrance to the hibernation cave now
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Candy

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To look at it makes me want to have turtles! :D How lucky are they to have you as their mother Terry! Plus your son too because I know you mentioned once before that he had made this for you. I hope I'm correct on that. :p Can you send him to my house in California and he can make Dale, Ruby and Little Eddie something like that? :D
 

Benjamin

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A very nice looking turtle garden, I look forward to seeing updates thoughout the season.
 

DesertGrandma

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I would love to have a garden just like that. Maybe someday I will have a summer home out of the heat, ahhhhh......sigh......

Terry you always inspire us with the beauty of your place for your turtles and tortoises.
 

Yvonne G

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And winter before last, Terry posted a picture showing that same gate that you see in the upper right corner of the picture, but it was all under several feet of snow. It amazes me that it can go from 3' deep snow to what you see in this thread in a matter of weeks.
 

wellington

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I love your work. It must be loads of fun for you and your turtles. I hope I can get Tatums looking half as good would be great. Please keep pics coming. Loved Pio's too, it's coming along great.
 

jojodesca

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Terry, You ever have escapees? or does the edging make a shelf that they cant get out?..I really like this idea and hope to utilize your design for me!
 

terryo

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Thanks everyone. Jo...all the stones, and slate are cemented and the top ledge over hangs about 6 inches. At the end of the garden there is a small little planter right before the garden. Last year, a few times I found one turtle (kat) in that small planted a few times. So I got up early and sat on the bench and waited ...2 hours....Finally Kat came out of the cave where they all sleep and climbed up on top of the hosta and actually walked right over the ledge and into the small planter. I dug out the hosta and put it more towards the middle, and made sure nothing else was near the edge now. Well, as soon as Kat got up from hibernation, she went right over to the spot where the hosta was. I couldn't believe that she remembered. Kept looking up and walked all around but of course she couldn't get out anymore. I had to run and get my camera and take a picture to show my son.
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jojodesca

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My Pokey dug under the water dish and flipped the water out...and i keep catching her doing it...really making a mess out of it.....I think she needs her own space, she is a messy room mate for the ttbt's! It's like re-directing a toddler with her....I cant have her spilling the water everywhere.....
 
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