Our new raised beds were assembled this weekend and filled with a rich mixture of soils and compost. I am itching to get my hands in that soil and start planting. I've watered them down and have herbs ready to go. Next will come the long-range plans. Plant once on some things! Sort of the same idea as measure twice, cut once.
~Plotting my plots~
Pretty much all weekend
The above photo is very similar to what I would like to do with our back yard...
I would love to have the lawn dug up and have a series of raised beds and small in-ground beds.
Creating a cozy cottage garden.
All heavily mulched to cut way down on maintenance.
I have yet to present this idea to my DH for fear of a major eye-roll. My defence will be- although a fair amount of work at the early stages, there will be no ground maintenance such as mowing, weed whacking, raking, etc. And we are having a devil of a time with our young man that mows. And we all know I can't be trusted using a mower...
Wish me luck on this!
While visiting one of the many fabulous garden centers in our area I picked up a good sized Rosemary...as my 6 year old plant was inadvertently left outside on an early frosty night last fall.
It will be a busy week of designing and shopping for the new raised beds along with planning my strategy on the major backyard renovation...
On Sunday I attended a lovely bridal luncheon.
We were served Kir Royales as we arrived and while introductions were made.
The luncheon was fresh, light and in season.
It was so much fun watching the gorgeous bride-to-be with her friends and bridesmaids.
I'm already looking forward to the August wedding on the coast of Maine~ we have reserved a cottage at the resort where the wedding will take place.
Who wants to think about driving home after an evening wedding?
It was a very productive weekend~ one that will give us lots of fresh vegetables, herbs and cut flowers this summer!
Thanks to my DH for his patience and all of his hard work.
I have a plan...
My files and google search