Here's the entry to the sitting area under the grapes. Beets are on the right and greens on the left. You can't see much because the plants aren't very big yet.
|We'll come back for a rest in a bit.|
Here is the view across the length of the garden. I'll try to measure this sometime so you can get an idea of the area I have for planting veggies and strawberries.
The herb garden is the round bed in the middle. We are walking into the garden between the pea trellises.
This will eventually be filled with strawberries. For now about 1/4 of the beds have bare root strawberries, only half of which are making it. I have peas planted to grow up the fencing you see to each side. Something ate the peas so there won't be any back here this year. I will plant green beans in a few weeks and hopefully whatever is eating the peas will let the beans grow.
Here is the view from the back corner of the garden. I'm standing back by the shed(former chicken coop). Peas are growing in the long strip on the right. The first bed is full of asparagus, the next one lettuce, and the third one back is hopefully going to grow carrots.
Here's a close up of the peas. I planted them all over in order to help build this soil. I also planted cabbage and leeks but they haven't come up yet.
This is the long strip behind the house. I will plant tomatoes, peppers, and basil on the left side and flowers on the right. I already planted onions.
Here baby lettuce trying to get going.
My potatoes finally came up and I've covered them once. They are almost ready for some more soil to top them off.
Here's one of my raspberries. Only two of the five I planted came up. I need to see if the company I ordered them from will replace the ones that didn't grow.
And now we can sit down under the grape vine for a little rest. I have pansies in the pots. I need to pull some weeds but just ignore them for now. I enjoyed sitting under here last summer to take in the view of all my hard work in the evenings. I find it amusing that I end up surveying the veggie garden more often than the flower beds. I guess I find the veggies a little more challenging to grow and am more proud of them.
Now let's go back to the herb garden and I'll show you the first roses that I was surprised to find this morning. They only last for a day or two but this little bush flowers all season and smells nice so I'm happy with it.
This is a little garden area I've carved out in front of the children's sand box and play area. It's slowly getting going. I just started it last year so this isn't bad for its first official spring.
Do you need another rest? You may sit in the shade and I'll show you the rest of the back flower beds. That brown dead looking thing is a crepe myrtle, it should be blooming soon.
Here's the view from your chair. the grass is perking up but we still need to fill in the bare spots.
I have some pansies tucked in the shade under the crepe.
And here's the little path that leads from the grass to the veggie garden. Alyssum is starting to flower, the strawberries have lots of little berries, and the roses are getting ready to bloom
Now I've walked all the way back to the children's area and turned around. I have a bunch of shasta daisies on the right which are full of almost blooming flower heads. There's a rose in the corner, snapdragons and pansies on the left and a few other things here and there. I've planted many flower seeds and hope they come up soon.
And here's on of the first daisies! She says "hi" and "see you next month".