Last year I enjoyed following along with SouleMama’s weekly gardening posts and adding a few pictures and thoughts from our garden along the way. I thought I’d do the same this year, since a great deal of my crafting/creating/making energy and time goes into the garden this time of year. Our yard is a slowly-evolving place, gradually reclaiming areas from the blackberry chaos, scrubby grass, and huge quantities of pavement that once covered this yard.
The vegetable garden in mid-March, with only the garlic and some over-wintered greens growing. The chickens were out to do some scratching and weed-eating:
Then we ordered some mulch for the front flower beds. In the back we planted the cold frames, followed by peas, potatoes, and other early veggies. I love the over-powering green of spring in Seattle and added a few new flower pots to our front yard.
This month we put in the tomatoes, summer squash, and cucumbers. I have beans and carrots left and otherwise the garden is all in. But the most important development in the garden was our new fence. Replacing the bedraggled chain-link fence is a lovely new wooden fence to surround our gardens and yard. As it went in last week we found ourselves standing around in the yard, just admiring the work of the builders.
It’s nothing fancy, but I like that we’ve gained a little privacy and a lot of beauty in our yard. Oh how I love the spring!