A garden 5 years in the making

Main Garden


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


2009 - Two more beds added, lower beds raised higher


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


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


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...



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


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?

5 responses to this post.

  1. Your garden certainly has expanded over the years and looks great…love those herb beds and planting boxes.


  2. Posted by vbkate on April 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Your garden is my dream!! Sigh…maybe one day… :) I LOVE the herb beds. Great idea :)



    • It’s the season to get a little garden started this year! Before this back yard project I had 2 years of planting in pots and before that I had a little 6 x 6 in-ground space at another house.


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