Thursday, May 30, 2013


A new veg garden was started, four 8x8ft raised planting boxes with bark chip paths in between and all around, whisky barrels in the center of each one for "pretty planting" with flowers and herbs, and a rustic fence which is for two reasons.  To keep the deer and bunnies out, and to grow flowering and fruiting vines, creepers and rambling roses. I'll do more details of each box later.

I have "red stations" with hanging baskets that attract hummingbirds, and hummingbird feeders - yes we see them all day long

Long herb boxes to the left with everything I need to cook with, plus a few herbs in each bed mixed in with tomatoes, lemon grass, peppers, cucumbers, carrots and radish seeds yet to emerge.  The box at the back is yet to be filled with good soil but already has two experimental potato towers with plants about 24 inches high already.  We shall see.

The climbing roses have been stunning, New Dawn and Zephirine Drouhin - a fantastically fragrant old fashioned double pink rose

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