Archive for April 4th, 2012

A garden 5 years in the making

Main Garden

2008

2008 - 6 beds, built 6 x 8 feet. I wish they had been 4x8.

2009

2009 - Two more beds added, lower beds raised higher

2010

2010 - Two more beds added on the side. Still fighting the 6 foot width on the first beds.

2011

2011 - 6 foot beds "fixed" by raising the middle two feet higher. Added permanent trellises.

2012

2012 - Some of the oldest wood is rotten now and will be replaced next year.

Herb Garden

In 2010 I built a long skinny bed for a space next to the back door.

We have since filled it with many herbs, some of which live through each winter.

Fruit Trees and Bushes

Two Northstar Dwarf Cherry trees were planted in 2009

In 2010 I added a Grape...

...Raspberry...

...Blackberry...

...and a mid-sized yellow Apple tree.

2012

This Spring, in 2012, I have added these four planting boxes to the back yard.

It really is a labor of love, and not some passing hobby.

Why do you garden? What do you grow?

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