Tuesday, May 27, 2014
This is what I did for much of the weekend. Oh, there were other projects, too, but the front garden rehab took up a lot of my gardening mojo. There's still one 4x4 raised bed that needs weeding and filling, but I need to get a new drill bit and repair one side board before I can do that successfully. So, just ignore the weedy looking bed on the right, can you? Thanks.
I dug the front strip, which is about six feet wide by 15 feet long, by hand, on Saturday morning. After that was done, I dug in a lot of fresh compost. And THEN, I worked on remulching the area around the beds. Hopefully, the weeds will be knocked back a little and not reappear until, oh, say, July. That would be nice...
On Sunday, I planted the front area in front of the wee little picket fence with all sorts of flowers. There's a mix of multiflora petunia, zinnia, calendula, snapdragon, cosmos, and marigold. For balance and a bit of drama, I planted Couve Tronchuda kale on either end. I figure it will be come a massive green "hedge" bordering some pretty flowers. At the back of the front strip bed, I planted alternating Giant Primrose and Evening Sun sunflowers. Giant Primrose is a creamy, pale yellow with chocolate centers, while Evening Sun is a deep, purple-burgundy with dark eyes. I think the contrast will be lovely, plus they will be very tall (at least 8 foot each!)
Stay tuned for more pictures in the next few days of my various projects. Right now, I'm going to recline with a beer while I wait for dinner to be done. Happy Weekend-end, everyone!