Actually we've been doing a lot more than dreaming about our garden. Chris and I have been working for months renovating the rose garden bringing it back from the brink of disaster. If you've been reading this blog for a while then you remember what a mess this was last year when we had to remove a hazardous tree from the edge of the garden. You can go to this post and read about it.
It's taken us a full year to clean up and re-design the space. We decided to turn the rose garden into a rose/vegetable garden. With that huge tree gone we now have plenty of sun to grow veggies as well as flowers!
Chris has been building retaining walls because of the slope and raised beds out of recycled wood. We kept the rock paths and wine bottle edging. Love the way those sparkle in the morning sun! I got busy filling the beds with all that good compost from our hens and transplanting the roses we could save to their new locations. He also built a new pergola to add some interest and just because I needed a place to hang my wind chimes.
I could not wait to plant something so lettuce starts went in before the paths were finished.
And of course my beloved rhubarb! I won't be able to harvest any this year but a garden is all about the future and waiting for what comes next. I can just taste it, yummy.
The tulips are popping up and the girls are enjoying their new view. I'm dreaming and planning just what I'm going to plant in all those beds. Oh, the possibilities!
Until next time,