I’ve started to re-think my 10′ x 45′ garden plot. I wonder if it’s too big for the space. I may reduce it to 8′ x 45′ so I have adequate room to walk around the sides of it properly. I really like the idea of a garden plot right smack dab in the middle of grass. The Girl and I eyed some excellent examples at the Gothenburg Botanical Garden when were in Sweden a few years ago and the idea of being able to stroll around the vegetable patch seems pretty appealing. What do you think?
On the “to do” list for today is to dig out the dead arborvitae tree and plant a new one. I absolutely LOVE using trees as privacy screens. They make for such a nice backdrop.
I’m nearly finished weeding Mt. Barktopia. It may not look like a large area, but holy cow it is. I’d say I have about 2 more afternoons of weeding before I’m done.
I think I found the perfect master bathroom layout. If we decide to put in a window it will go just left of the red wheelbarrow. Do you think a long skinny window would be best, or a wide one similar to the kitchen window that’s next to the BBQ?
Have you ever tried growing water cabbage before?
Well apparently I didn’t drill holes into my stock tank before I planted. Sheesh! How could I have forgotten to do that? I can’t believe the plants are still alive. I think I’ll drill holes in it today and hope for the best. I mean really, what else can I do?
I finally got the courage to trim the giant boxwood hedge in front of our house the other day. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be either. 😉 I also picked up 3 Leland cypress trees at The Home Depot this week so I could finish planting my privacy screen on the side of the house. The trees were $6.99 each if anyone is interested in picking some up. We planted several at our last house and let me tell you Bob, they grow quick!
I also planted my Meyer Lemon tree this week. Since our winters are pretty mild here in the Pacific Northwest I’ve decided to go ahead and keep it on my sheltered front porch. If the temps dip below 40 then I’ll move it in the garage for a few days. I plan on moving the lemon tree around to the back of the house in the summer months.
It’s been a busy week in the garden and next week I hoping to get even more done.
How is YOUR garden doing right now?
Is it under snow, frozen solid, or are your out there puttering around too?
~Mavis wants to know.
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