So, dear readers (should any of you exist as of yet) pretend that this was posted last week-end!
Things are really starting to go nuts, garden-wise!
I blinked at the ferns went from 6 to 14 inches! The rhododendrons are in full bloom (pity it'll only last a week, maybe two if I'm lucky).
That red maple is starting to sprout leaves, though they are not yet fully formed...
It's been an eye-opening experience for me to really pay attention to how things are coming into their own, so to speak. I used to take it for granted. Oh look... the buds are appearing.. oh look, now there are leaves... and so on. Now, I'm really seeing it all come to life and it's been a great experience!
During this week-end (remember, we're really talking about last week-end!) I wanted to focus on planning my veggie garden. I wanted to show you how it looked when I moved into this house with no backyard to speak of, and now I can:
Now some people might think this is wonderful. I, on the other hand, feel absolutely suffocated by all this stuff! It has taken me almost four years but now I'm ready to yank it out! Not all of it, just some. (In truth, my hubby will be doing the hard labour so I can't ask him to do it all in one shot! Last year, I had him remove about four tufts of grasses and it was quite the job. This year, he'll be removing the left side, but keeping the lovely white roses - gone will be the Black-Eyed Susans, the grasses and the Russian sage that, in my most humble opinion, is just a poor excuse of a plant with its faded lilac "blooms" sticking up from pale boring leaves.... you can see just the tip of them in the top left picture. Kinda sad, really! So buh-bye! In their stead will be lovely tee-pees of cukes, string beans and anything else that will love to climb! As well, there will be some root veg, I'm thinking. Still not sure what exactly as I can't see how much space I will inherit!
This is what it looks like now, before the "purge"!
Looking forward to getting in there and ripping out!