Gardens always have “fences”.

Edges. Borders. Boundaries. Blockades. Limitations. Conversation places. Trellises.  Opportunities for decoration.  Privacy.  Enclosures.  Exclosures.

This GardenFence was created to offer a place for  dialogue about all kinds of gardens and their inhabitants.  Perhaps the other varied purposes of garden fences will help support and stimulate  the conversations. 




In the foreground of this photo is a small, portable, folding, wire fence which is available in any of the big box stores’ garden departments.  It becomes almost invisible when placed in the garden to change our big dogs’ travel patterns.  We use several of them throughout the garden.  They are easily pulled up when company comes  and can quickly be relocated to keep Candy and Ginger out of a particular area.










  1. November 8, 2009 at 7:45 PM


    We’d like to notify you that the Austin School Garden Network website has launched and we’ve included your blog on our blog roll.
    The Austin School Garden Network is a collaboration of groups, agencies and individuals dedicated to reconnecting children and nature. The purpose is connecting Central Texas community resources to promote the social, nutritional, environmental, and academic benefits of school and youth gardening programs. We have included a local gardening blog section to help new gardeners learn more about gardening in our area.

    For more information visit our About Us page.

    Your blog is linked to from our Gardening Blog page.

    If you would like us to remove the link to your blog from our website please contact, Lisa Anhaiser at laanhaiser@ag.tamu.edu.

    Get growing and keep going!

    Austin School Garden Network

    • January 26, 2010 at 11:24 AM

      Please pass the word about the upcoming “Get Growing and Keep Going” Gardening conference for teachers, administration and parent leaders.

      This conference is a great way to learn the latest information about gardening in schools! To Register, visit http://online.nwf.org/GGKGconference

      The conference is scheduled for Sat, Feb 6, 2010, 8 am- 4pm, at Garza Independence High School (1600 Chicon, 78702). 7 CEUs. The theme is “Greening Our Schools”. Registration fee of $25

      The purpose of the conference is to give administrators, teachers and parent representatives the tools to integrate gardens, nature areas and green programs into the school environment which includes topics on rainwater harvesting, composting, vegetable gardening, plant propagation, native habitats, native plants, etc.

      The key speakers for the conference are Kevin Coyle, VP of Education at National Wildlife Federation, and Danna Keyburn, Science Educator at Redeemer Lutheran School. We have a great line up of talented speakers, hands-on sessions and exhibitors from organization such as Travis Co Master Gardeners, Sustainable Food Center, Green Corn Project, Austin Discovery School, LBJ Wildflower Center, National Wildlife Federation, Keep Austin Beautiful, etc.

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