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Garden Oasis

Here’s a peek at some of the goings on at our home.

This year will be a partial food harvest, partial seed harvest in the garden. Stocking up seed for next year, experimenting with new planting zones, trying new foods and expanding growth zones – all while my better half works away on the other side of the yard to build a storage and patio area.

R & R Observations

Finally, time in the garden and the urge to record.  Snapshots of the new home’s garden before and after.

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Cleared corner, prepped for the build

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Path and beds laid and planted – then came the rains…

Bed of hungarian peppers, rhubarb, choke berry, asparagus and heather

Inset path of ajuga, plantain and sorrel, etc

Beet greens and chard, etc

Heather

Pathway corner with ajuga

Creeping thyme from pathway

View under the rhubarb

Much awaited rainbow chard

Hungarian wax peppers

Cat in the carrot patch

View to the side garden

Plantain path between planters

Garden visitors

Ah, my favorite spaces.

 

Settling In

It’s been a while since we moved to a new home, a new lawn, a new town.  I mourned the loss of the gardens I’d built, the soil that had formed from the years of tending.  Until I could once again focus my efforts on that building, I was in limbo, unsettled you might say.

Well, we’re finally settling in.  The ancillary gardens are coming along quite nicely, and the garden proper is now defined.  The working and waiting and tending and watching will begin in earnest.

Today, I enjoyed.  Here are a few of the items that were brought over from the old home.

Coneflowers, coreopsis and blueberry transplants

Golden currant and sage transplants

Rhubarb, aster and sage transplants

Solomon’s seal and ajuga transplants

 

The other plants you saw in these photos are new, or were here when we moved in and have been transplanted to where I prefer them.

These shots are new things added, to create new spaces and sights.

Potted beauties

Gramma’s hippie garden

Lovely salvia

 

Bits and pieces as we settle in.  🙂

Shabbat shalom.

Trisha R

What’s Happening?

An overload of work, combined with the sheer overwhelm of ‘letting things go’ during the overload, resulted in a paralysis of sorts.

Then spring temperatures arrived and the daylight lengthened – and a dear friend said “send me some pictures” when I told her I wanted to spend time in the garden.

She knew what she was doing.  I required the prompt to recall that I have cameras for just that purpose – to take photos.

Here’s what’s happening in the garden, sans any human intervention for the past nine months.

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Grape leaf bud

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Blueberry flower buds

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Peony leaves

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Sunflower seedling

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Tarragon regrowth

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Self seeded carrot growth

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Healthy asparagus

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Overgrown Raspberry canes

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Potato amidst the onions and garlic

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Lemon Balm

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Parsley return

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Overwintered broccoli blooms

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Sage

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New water trough planter