Wednesday, July 19, 2017
This is a wide view of the Back Privacy Beds which were planted in early July. Air layered camellias, hydrangeas grown from last year's cuttings on the grounds were planted at strategic points of view from the back of the house. Aspidistra cast iron plants were moved from the front sunny beds to fill in the back this shady area in the very back of the back yard.
The camellias and hydrangeas should fill in and block the views of the neighbor while softening the back edge of the yard. The cast iron plants should love the deep shade, thrive and multiply greatly.
I left all the empty pots in front of the newly planted bushes to protect them from lawnmower wheels and weed-eater operators. Better safe than sorry.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
The heirloom dipper gourd vines are vigorously growing last year they pulled down the bamboo pole tee pees with every wind that blew. This year sturdy 4 X 4 supports have been installed. The upright supports will keep the gourds off the ground and serve as a green landscape blocker for the neighbor and their carport. The garden is slowly coming together.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
This is the rear view from behind the herb garden. We are filling the raised beds with layers of organic matter, but are still waiting on mulch to fill the paths and make walk-able paths.
This a shot from the corner looking across the beds. There is a little manure and topsoil still to be spread in the raised beds.
This final shot is a complete side view of the raised beds and the whole garden. We need to put down some more cardboard to block the weeds, and we still need bark mulch for the paths. Looking toward the siding on the house we may need to spray mold killer on the walls to clean that up.
Just a reminder that Burt Stark House Christmas ornaments are still available for a $10 donation. When you donate to the BSH and get an ornament you are supporting our efforts to build the Old Kitchen Herb Garden, as well as replanting flower beds and shrubs around the BSH property.