If you saw my facebook updates around Easter, you know that I brought 5 Rubbermaid tubs of plants [via air] from my mom's garden to transplant into mine.
Here they are a few weeks later and looking a bit more established. I still need to put newspaper down and then mulch.
They are planted along the edge and will eventually spill onto the sidewalk.
For the back yard, we have beautiful plan in our heads which includes a stone patio covered with a pergola, a fireplace and grill, a grassy area, and garden beds in one corner running up the side of the house. All of this will not be happening this year of course, but we will do what we can.
Currently, there are two ugly trees overrun with kudzu and a bunch of weeds. One challenge I have is to clear all of that out without hurting the few beautiful wisteria vines. I need to save them for the future pergola.
First things first. I needed a vegetable garden! With the horrible clay soil/drought conditions here, I knew a raised bed would be our best bet. We recycled some wood found across the street, added 10 bags of top soil along with a bunch of manure (picked up free from Craigslist)
Our deck is small and square. And because we don't have a garage/shed [yet], we will need to store things under it. Yes, very trashy looking, I know.
After Ernesto did such a great job with the raised vege bed, I convinced him to build a raised bed all around the base of the deck and attach lattice so I can grow vines on it creating a wall of green. (thus hiding all the stuff under the deck)
He got started right away and had they took shape in no time.
Craigslist (surprise surprise!) and added the rest of the manure. I can't wait to plant these!