We've made some progress in the garden. Yay! Last time I showed you what it looked like this spring:
And here it is now...
I think it's looking a little better. No? The biggest difference is the cedar raised garden beds that Tech Guy built for me. We originally planned to just have the two larger ones with an herb snail in the middle, but then I thought it would look nice and clean to have the herb garden in a raised bed as well.
I really like that we decided to make the ends have this modern take on a dovetail joint.
The bed on the left is filled with strawberries. We may still have to build a net to keep the squirrels out. The smaller bed holds the herbs. I put the mint in its own pot since it tends to takeover. The bed on the right is filled with some veggies: peppers, leafy lettuce, peas, celery and carrots. We'll see how they grow with our black walnut.
The flowers in the garden were mostly not flowering yet, but they were pretty much all transplanted from Mummu's garden. I tried to mirror the plants on either side of the bed for some symmetry.
The flower garden is going to be a bit of an experiment to see which flowers will thrive near the black walnut tree in our yard. Mummu gave us some irises, echinacea, pin cushion flowers, a white bleeding heart, and flox. We already had an iceberg rose in there and transplanted some tall flowers from our front garden (don't know what they're called). I chose to put in flowers that were either white or some shade of purple, but may add some other colours once I see which flowers flowers do well. It will also be fun to see how this garden changes once all the flowers begin to fill in.
There are a couple of other DIY projects near or around the garden as well. Tech guy built the cedar fence to provide some privacy when we're on the deck. We used this plan. I planted some hydrangeas that are doing okay below it. I'm really hoping they will continue to do well. I think they will look so nice when they're mature against that fence.
We also have some hydrangea standards flanking the two larger raised beds and Tech Guy made the tree stakes out of some copper pipe from our basement reno, which is still on hold while we do all the waterproofing to the house. :( I really can't wait to get that space going again.
Were you worried that I forgot to add these guys to this post?
I wasn't able to get too many photos with the boys since Co-pilot kept eating the mulch. :)
That's our garden for now and I'm really hoping it will fill in nicely over the years and that we'll have lots of pretty flowers (my fingers are crossed!).