Busy Planting!

Well, it’s been just over a month since my last post.  Despite my hope for weekly blogging, I’ve succumbed to the temptation of digging instead of writing about digging.  The Garden in the Woods is new enough to me that there’s a wealth of blank space to fill.  I’ve made a lot of progress planting all my new babies, and look forward to future years full of blooms and fruit.

This is what the west end of the house looked like just after an early April road trip to buy plants.

Before (4/15/2011)

This is how it looked just three weeks later.

After (5/8/2011)

Most of the new plants are in the ground.  This also shows how much greenery filled in during those three weeks.

The biggest job was building 14 raised beds and filling them with compost and soil. Achy, Breaky Fruit & Rotten Stuff included pictures of the fruit tree beds; here’s a picture of the berry beds so far.  (There are two more to install:  wineberries & lowbush blueberries.)

Berry Beds

Of course it’s SPRING and there are beautiful flowers.   Here are a few!

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