It's been a difficult summer to start a yard. We are in the midst of a drought, having barely received any rain for a couple months. The sprinklers run almost daily, and we have a mixture of weeds and grass--a definite improvement over bare sandy soil. I have started digging beds across the front of the house so we can get started on some landscaping. So far I have a couple hydrangeas which I found on sale. Achieving the gardens we had at our old house seems a long way off right now, but I am excited to get going.
The vegetable garden has been planted, but most everything is doing poorly. The soil we bought to fill the beds would seem to be the culprit, so I am fertilizing with some organic fertilizer, and come fall, I will amend the soil with compost and plant a cover crop. I am really missing my old garden right about now. Here is my current plant list: tomatoes, onions, lettuce, green beans, broccoli, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, strawberries, raspberries, and rhubarb.
|The bee house hanging out back at the edge of the woods.|
Also seen on our daily walks:
There is a small wooded area at the back of our land where some ferns are growing. I am hoping to make this a little woodland garden...
The blackberries have begun to ripen, so I am happy to have something to harvest...
Thank you for following along ~ I hope you are enjoying Summer!