Getting there…

This past weekend was a little more TLC than it was gardening, but it’s all part of the “master plan”.

Here’s a little recap of our progress so far.

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Week Three

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The last picture shows what we accomplished this past weekend. It doesn’t look that much different from the week before…You may notice that we got rid of the “junk” – stuff we pulled out of the back of the garden.

Dave worked with my dad on putting up a chicken wire fence for most of the day Saturday. They ripped out the dead and ugly bushes and plants to start – everything I didn’t manage to get done the weekend before.

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Action shot – hammering in some wooden stakes to hold the bottom of the chicken wire against the ground. This should stop Winnie from trying to burrow underneath!

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They nailed stakes into the ground to support the length of the fence, but also used some of the existing trees as supports. I’m sure the trees didn’t feel a thing.

Aside from clean-up, that’s all we got done. I spent most of Saturday not working, so the credit for what was done goes entirely to my dad and husband. This upcoming weekend we’re getting some 6′ cedars to plant along the chicken wire fence. This will give us the privacy we need, create a lush green backdrop for the rest of our garden, and most importantly, begin to shield that pink playhouse behind us!

On another note, there isn’t much happening yet in our beds – we still have a lot of planting to do – but I did notice the first hints of cress popping up the other day!

A little bit of cress - almost ready for me to eat, do you think?

A little bit of cress – almost ready for me to eat, do you think?

Looks like the berry (rasp? black?) canes we transplanted are doing okay!

Looks like the berry (rasp? black?) canes we transplanted are doing okay!

Exciting times.

And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.
– The Secret Garden, Francis Hodgson Burnett

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One Comment on “Getting there…”

  1. Can you speak a bit to how you built the raised beds?


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