In May, we bought a house. We have been dealing with packing moving, unpacking, getting work done, perpetually mowing the lawn, and otherwise dealing with the basics of homeownership and the summer growing season. On the other hand, I now have definitive space I can make plans for and start bringing my garden into being!
|The space that will become the herber garden.|
|Half berry hedge on right, fruit trees along road.|
|Flag tape to tell people they should not attempt to walk here. Because liability.|
|Jackhammers are apparently pretty useful. But also heavy.|
|Elderberries lookin' classy with their new border stones.|
|The blueberries concur.|
Once the walkway is in place, major planting can begin. I haven't mapped out exactly where groups of plants are going to go yet; I have an idea of where I want the major players to go, but I will probably fill the rest in bit by bit as I do more research and acquire more specimens. I would dearly love to have a place to sit by a fountain under a couple of quince "trees" like the beautifully trained ones at the Cloisters, but I'll have to see what I can get. I plan to document as I go, and make little portable potted specimens for the plants that will tolerate it so I have a traveling A&S display. I hope to have lots to show people at Events!