In the summer, we got to enjoy the first fruits of our labor, and Tom built a picket fence at the back of the garden. I also did some painting, for better or for worse.
Getting ready to build the fence
Tom working on the fence while the wildflowers are still coming up
Look how talented my husband is
Baby clematises growing on the new gate
Wildflowers are getting bigger!
See how many weeds are in the new lawn?
I decided to paint the ugly shed. It’s still ugly but now it’s a Colorful Ugly Shed
The first blooms!
Veggies are growing
A view of the Shade Garden, Ugly But Colorful Shed, and the dogwood
The plants are starting to fill in a bit
The clematises are blooming!
Look at that single precious poppy
Wildflowers are blooming! And yes that’s me taking a picture with my iPad like a boomer
The tomato plants are monstrous. We’ve never successfully grown tomatoes before so this seems like magic. In other news, basil does not do well here.
The old Hellscape is looking much less hellish now. And yes, that is Deanie pooing in the path
Black Eyed Susan vine is doing its thing
A view from the back of the house
We got volunteer sunflowers from the bird feeder
We put in some pavers at the end of the Hellscape for a little side patio. I also put down wild thyme seeds between the pavers but they did not take
The eco-lawn is starting to look like it’s supposed to look. The dogs adore the way the grass rises and falls in waves
Nixie, Jerry, Pooka and Willie on the lawn. The bad news about this kind of grass is the way that the dog poops get hidden in the waves
A view from above
I decided to paint the ugly oil tank. Now it’s a Colorful But Ugly Oil Tank
Another view of The Colorful But Ugly Oil Tank
Our first cut flowers!
You can find Year 2 here