alternate pathways, tree roots and looking up

front walkway through vegetable beds integrated among perennials backyard pathway leading to wooded area and driveway pathway al...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Another Manic Saturday ;)

I moved WC's funky coleus into individual pots - recycled from their previous use as citronella candles.
I edged the lawn around the sidewalk between the house and garage. No really it is grass, despite the straw-like color. Added a few compost layers to extend the strawberry beds. . .
Mulched the top and planted a row of cantaloupe seedlings. I know this looks like overkill on the seedlings, but the last seedling I planted was chomped right off under the seed leaves. I am hoping at least one survives! And I planted them at the edge of the bed so I can control the water needs since cantaloupe have varying water needs during the season. Yes, I am holding out hope for enough heat to see these poor guys to fruit!
I also extended the adjacent bed to add additional pea supports for a second seeding.
I ended up cutting back all of the pole peas to make room for the pole beans starting up the same support.
I extended the rose beds to allow room for companion planting.
And despite my tendency to reduce lawn wherever possible, I did give this little patch some TLC hoping that it will recover and provide a nice carpet for the table I like to place here for morning coffee.The additional beds created a significant change in flow, creating "rooms" and breaking up the view from one end of the yard to the other - the curves also created pathways and altered the previously gridded look.The ladders and bamboo supports offer a little vertical interest -
And I can start to imagine an art studio in the converted single detached garage . . . another little project ;)
Other projects on the list are:
an arbor entrance
a privacy screen or fence TBD
extended greenhouse space
stone walkways and groundcovers
dedicated fire pit area