Let's see, in the past month the crazy unseasonably warm weather continued a bit longer, then transitioned to more typical cool temps of April. Not much rain though. This allowed me to continue the work here and there where the job/kids/home/other life allowed.
I got sod down over part of the trench, so one eyesore has been partially re-mediated and another created. The pond area is looking industrial again as I work to build the waterfall and veggie filter. This has been a very slow process. The reason is that we have opted to do it ourselves and have also chosen stones too big to lift. I spent a few hours one day checking out how to move large stones without machines, you know like the Egyptians did! Why no machines? They don't fit, unless we go with one of those HUGE cranes that could park on the street and those numbers start in the four digits. Which means, plant rollers and jock husband biceps will be used.
Garden work has been about more than the pond. The tomatoes are big and I started putting the rest of them out this week. I decided to put the wooliest blue tomato next to the knock out roses with a bit of chard to make this bed more edible. I'm considered putting the peas in front. The green might not be enough contrast, but that would be easier than attacking the GIANT patch of weeds that is part of the back bed. I started cleaning that up last week. Good gravy this has never been this bad before. Pictures of my shame? Sure thing. This blog is about reality, lol.
|I think the crooked Teepee adds a nice touch!|
|Tomato(Matina), fennel, oregano and purple annual plus water globe that needs some bleach.|
|Tomatoes in container, cheap big peony, pricy pathetic peony and columbine|
|Lettuce planted late, volunteer fennel, onions and weeds|