February 7th, 2011

More Garden Work

With another weekend came a new pile of garden prep and tree planting. Saturday started out with a trip to go find One Green World’s plant mobile and pick up our order to continue to fill out our mini orchard. We have now just added two quinces – fruiting and contorted, a bavay’s greengage and a dwarf pomegranate. After getting those planted, Sunday was about garden prep work and getting our backlog of plants into the ground. Katherine put a big dent into our pile of mushroom compost working to get the garden into shape for the first plantings which are coming up in not too long, and I worked on getting more of our native shade garden in place, planting inside out flowers and fringecups.

Tasks for next weekend: work on connecting the two halves of our backyard – Right now we have our orchard, and our shade fern garden, with an unmanaged space in between. Saturday’s task will be to prep that area and logically fill in the gap, while Sunday’s is to take the next ARE: Schematic Design… After that, only five more tests to licensure. It’ll be nice in a couple weeks when sunrise is a bit later and we can start spending time in the yard after work instead of having to concentrate it all into two intense days.

Spring continues to arrive

We’re still thrilled to watch all our plants begin to wake up. The raspberries have started to have little green buds and new canes are just beginning to poke out above ground. Elsewhere in the yard, our volunteer patch of early blue violets are already in bloom.

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