Friday was a holiday for my work so I spent the most gorgeous day outside doing a little yard cleanup and garden work. Kyla got a little hot and sought out the one shady spot in the backyard, under a chair I brought out for reading. Such a cute little hot dog.
The beds might not look like much but they are coming along. They really need to be mulched, and I am going to try to do that this weekend. In the circular bed we have rosemary, sage, cilantro, parsley and chives. I also planted some flower seeds like snapdragon and marigolds, and some okra.
The bed by the house has spinach, peas, broccoli and kale. The spinach is lookin good.
The peas are almost tall enough to start training to the net trellis.
The blue is my compost bin, which I still haven’t put together. I can’t find zip ties long enough! It’s looking particularly redneck right now, I’m sure my neighbors love me.
Can’t wait for this kale to be ready!
I left the chives in their big pot since they are doing so well and are about to bloom. I figure once they start dying down in the fall I’ll transplant them into the bed. I got these from a guy on Craigslist a few years ago and have already divided them twice. I leave them outside all winter and never water them or do anything and they always look this amazing!
Against my better judgment we tried to get a lawn going. A lawn isn’t exactly environmentally friendly, but Jimmy wanted it and I compromised. In the end I am really glad we did it. It has taken off so well. After the initial seeding stage, I have never watered it and it still looks good. Now I actually want to go out and do things in the yard, because I am not sliding all around in mud and dirt. The real test will be to see how the front lawn does when the trees get their leaves and it’s not getting all that winter sunshine. I’m curious to see.
Kyla loves it. I think she’s going to be mad when we cut it for the first time (which needs to happen pretty much immediately) because it will be less fun to roll around and stalk birds in. Can you guys see her little patch growing back in? She recovered well from surgery and thank God it was all benign.
What’s coming up in your garden?