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Work in the Garden

May 14, 2012

We have been busy at work in the garden, trying to take on one thing at a time.  The first area of interest is the ‘kitchen garden’. The renters before us had an above ground pool, which killed off a circular area of the lawn, making the perfect little spot for a garden.  This saved us the trouble of digging up sod.

Here is what it looked like before the previous renters put a pool in the yard:

and just before we moved in:

We decided to divide the space with paths, in order to make it easier to access plants and work in the beds.  After deciding where the paths would go and laying them out with garden twine, we gathered some pavers donated from my brother-in-law and sister and set to work creating them.

First we (my dad) evened out the edges while digging out a trench for the stones:

my mom contemplating the paths:

laying the stones out:

Before setting the stones in the ground, we figured out where the drip irrigation was going to go and placed it under the pathways:

And here is the result (so far):

A close ups of the bed frame trellis and the arbor:

The next step is to decide where all the plants and seeds go so that we can place all the drip irrigation attachments in the correct places:

I am in the process of planting this week and I will share more photos with you soon! There is a lot more to see in the rest of the garden as well.  I can’t wait to watch it all grow!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. lovethehomeyfeeling permalink
    May 14, 2012 10:15 am

    Wow! What a wonderful way to take the unfortunate emptiness that your previous renter left you with and turn it into something beautiful. I truly admire your creativity! If I were you, I would have just angrily filled in the hole with grass, returning it to its original state, instead of turning it into an opportunity to do something amazing with it. Now, with your planting stage that is coming up, if you haven’t already planned exactly where each plant will go, may I suggest the use of this great gardening iPhone app that helps you make the best decision for various plant placement? 🙂

  2. sue domis permalink
    May 14, 2012 1:31 pm

    Oh Joanie it looks lovely already!! Sue

  3. May 29, 2012 7:27 pm

    It truly does look beautiful. Can’t wait to come help enjoy the harvest :)!

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