via once wed.
i am so excited!! i found a very affordable and hard working gardener (email me if you need someone!) to help me rid my poor yard of all the weeds and dead things, and now it is all tilled and ready for planting! i will share a little of where it’s at now (see bottom pics of this post), and then a bit of inspiration for where i’d like to take it next!
i am reading gayla trail’s grow great grub, and learning all kinds of interesting gardening and composting tips, as well as how to begin my vegetable garden. my vision is the shadier side of the garden will be a natural landscape of lavender, rosemary, sea grasses, herbs and mexican sage. while, the really sunny part will be full of tomatoes, beans, artichokes, lettuces, radish, carrots and anything else i can dream up.
i found this great old pine picnic table & benches on craigslist (above, and top left below) and i’m planting lots of lavender, and vines; and i’d love a nice cozy bench with lots of pillows and throws, via frolic.
i like the idea of an edible garden path, but using stones, via sunset magazine.
here’s the ‘before’ as you can see above, when i arrived the yard needed some tender loving care! that dirt patch is now a strawberry patch, and all the overgorwn oxalis is gone! so, i am slowing making progress in the yard (below).