As requested, here is my first "Weedy Wednesday" post about the goings on in my yard and garden. It has been raining all week, and is likely to rain tomorrow and Friday, so it might more accurately be called "Wet Wednesday," but hey, at least I don't have to haul out the hose and water.
When I was house hunting 11 1/2 years ago, on of the "required" items on my list was space for a garden. I was fortunate enough to find one (finally) where the women who had lived here before me gardened extensively, and added compost yearly to the otherwise clay-heavy (and rock infested) soil. The fall I moved in, one of the first things I did was have someone come and rototill the space, and then I built the first of many raised beds so I could get the garlic in right away. (For those of you who don't garden, garlic is planted in the fall, grows all winter, spring, and summer, and is harvested around August.)
Since then, my garden has expanded to encompass a large section to the right (blueberry bushes, elderberry and cranberry shrubs, and some apple and cherry trees...none of which have ever given me fruit, dammit) and one to the left for herbs. More on them some other day.
This is the entrance to my garden--doesn't it look welcoming and magical? (That's a golden delicious apple tree hovering to the right. It does give apples.) To the left is a giant lilac. If you want, I can post a picture of it in bloom, which it is right now.
In the middle of the garden, there is a fish pond. Yes, I carried every one of those rocks from someplace on my property. (New York State grows rocks almost as well as it grows weeds.)
Do you have a garden? Big, small, windowsill? If so, what do you grow there?
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