Removed the landscaping rock from this spot, removed the purple heuchera, Moved the clumps of ornamental grasses to a line in front of the patio (to hopefully cover the ugly cement), and planted potatoes along all of the edges of this garden. Then mulched with two bags of leaves which then promptly blew away.
Rhubarb and roses.
More grape cuttings
More grape cuttings
The middle front garden.
The front front garden.
Someone threw out this cute dragonfly decoration, so naturally, I took it off the landfill’s hands.
Plenty of orach seedlings (self-seeded).
Closeup of colorful orach seedlings (self-seeded).
The chives are quite large.
Mustard seedlings in the rocks (self-seeded).
Mustard and orach (self-sown).
Lamb’s quarter seedlings. You may see a weed. I see delicious and nutritious food.
The leaves have a shimmer to them that this picture doesn’t quite capture.
This sorrel has already begun bolting. I snapped it off after taking this photo.
Another shot of my new decoration.
Lots of space to fill in in the large garden.
Loving this really bushy yarrow.
The flower buds are getting bigger each day.
Carrots, thyme, chives.
Salad burnet, looking whimsical.
Milkweed shoots! Can’t wait to eat these babies!
Don’t know what this is. It’s looking pretty unhappy.
Oxeye daisy spread a little since last year.
I absolutely love the clover in our lawn. So green and cool and soft.
More carrot survivors. Hope to see seed this year.
Beautiful and tasty dandelion blossoms.
This apple appears to have died. Possibly because the deer ate too much of it before I got it covered.
This little spot is seed with all kinds of herbs.
I know, my grapevine pruning left a lot to be desired. Got some free trellises from a neighbor’s curb. The pots have apple seedlings in them, some dead, some alive (they were mowed down a lot by deer). The large plants are yellow daylilies. Anyone want daylilies?
Yuccas and raspberries
This pile of sticks is left in case it can provide habitat for any wildlife that needs it.
Strawberry patch. Lots of flowers, but there are no pollinators yet. I planted peas at the base of the sticks.
Asparagus. I just harvested the other day. There’s also oregano getting started in this patch.
The bottom south bed. Haven’t done much down here besides plant some peas along the side.
Thicket creeper on the deck is starting to leaf out.
Hardy kiwis have leafed out.
This was here when we moved in. Has bergamot-type flowers but only gets about a foot tall. Tastes and smells like oregano.
Sandbox fort. The sunchokes are starting to poke through. Planted some peas here to climb up the sunchokes and the annual sunflowers that I’ll plant later.
The annual gardens. I’ve broadcast a lot of seed, but not much to see yet.
Mustard that seeded itself after throwing the seed stalks in the compost pile.
Elderberry that survived deer and rabbit pressure like a champ.
Greens and herbs
Herbs, peppers, tomatoes
Tomatoes and really unhappy stuff in the toilet paper rolls. Won’t be doing that again.The bronze fennel is happy in there though.
Cabbage, more tomatoes. Think I have enough tomatoes?
And… more tomatoes. I’ll be giving tomato plants to friends.