Wednesday, May 13

Springtime (Finally, or maybe Sort of?)

I’m here, still unpacking and trying to find a place for everything. I am itching to work on my craft room but have been responsible and tried to finish the kitchen and bedroom closets/dressers first. Also, I’ve been trying to make the exterior a little more presentable.

There is a lot of garden space here, which has unfortunately been ignored for at least the last two years. Needless to say the beds are a weedy, overgrown, garbage-y mess. I started fixing up the space next to the garage first since it is the most visible from the street.

I didn’t think to take a before photo, but imagine this space full of dead plants, old mulch, and half-covered hosta shoots.

front garden

I still need to buy new mulch, but it looks much nicer. You can see how much the hostas have grown in just a week now that they are not buried under a blanket of rotting mulch:


(The large varigated hosta is a new one I purchased to fill in the gaps between the existing shoots.)

I also have an assortment of veggies to go into the back garden next to the patio. It has still been too cold here to put them in yet.

veggies to be transplanted

Mostly my usual suspects of various tomatoes and peppers but this year they will be planted in the ground instead of in containers on a balcony. I am very excited by this even though I now have to worry about pest/wildlife control.

There are also a few plants I’m going to try out just for fun since I have no idea how well they will grow in my garden. On the right side of the photo there is an okra plant, an eggplant plant, and a small (“sweet baby”) watermelon vine. What can I say, I was feeling ambitious. Steve would really like some strawberry plants but I am leery that there will be no good way to keep rabbits away from them.

Oooh, there is also a flowering Cherry Blossom tree right next to the front door. The scent is amazing and I want to try a get few nice photos before the blossom disappear. It is storming right now – hopefully there will still be flowers left in the morning!

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