Garden Progress!! (We've actually made some finally.)10:40 AM
I hope you all had a happy 4th this last weekend. Matt and I would categorize ours as lovely! It was productive and relaxing. On Sunday we wanted to get a good chunk of work done in our yard. If you follow along here, you might realize that there hasn't been any substantial work done since.... let me look real quick, the beginning of May. In between then and now we've thrown a few plants in the ground but nothing that took more than a half hour or so. So without any more rambling I'll share our progress.
Here's what that looked like when we were finished excavating all the rocks from the ground. Just a side note, this does not include the 10-20 5 gallon buckets that we dumped into our window wells to bring the rock level up closer to the windows, OR probably another 8-10 gallons worth of rock that my friend Karen came and picked up for her yard.
I didn't really get a chance to mention the ivy but back before we left for South Dakota. I went over to my other neighbors yard while she was out of town and dug up her ivy then planted it in my yard. Bwa ha ha ha ha! Ok, I didn't really steal it, she told me to do that. We thought it would be a good idea to have ivy growing over the fence we share to help keep things back there a little cooler and to also look more awesome. I was glad to realize that I had not murdered them in the transplanting process, I've never done that before and had no guidance. Here's MJ working on the intricate diamond pattern for our ivy to follow. Now we just need that ivy to grow a little faster and it will look beautiful.
Last week I planted my baby moon flower seedlings along the garage. They are those things that look like baby bean plants, at least that's what everyone else thinks they are before I tell them. Anyway, they are a type of morning glory, but white and they bloom in the evening. Fancy! The trellis that I came up with will be made out of 1x2 boards painted white spaced evenly out that run the length of the garage. We bought some furring strips to get started with for about $.80 a piece and got to work. I sanded and painted them while Matt shoveled rocks.
The first 2 strips had to start at the second vertical support because we have an electrical line and gas line in the way. I just stapled one end, used a level to make it level, and stapled the other end and the middle. After that I just used a scrap piece to space the next one out like so. I also used the same scrap to keep the ends even.