Gardening in the Spring

With the rain last week our garden is growing in leaps and bounds – it’s fun even just a few weeks after these shots were taken to look back and see how far things have come in such a short period of time. Jeff and I knew we wanted to add raised beds for growing vegetables to the garden mix this year. We had originally planned to construct our own but when we found pre-made Cedar beds at Home Depot for about $8 more than we would have spent building we decided to take the easy way out! The next step – filling them with dirt. No easy way out here….we borrowed a truck from a friend and spent the day filling and then emptying two loads of dirt and compost from the bed of it – good for the arms!
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The empty beds – we just mowed part of the very dry (!) field right near the side of our house
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We put a few layers of newspaper down as we’d read that that helps with weeds
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Strider supervised
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A few nights later I headed into the garden to take some pictures for my archive of progress….lots of dirt = lots of weeds
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The beautiful apple tree with the daffodils in full bloom
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And our stunning cherry tree which sadly is now all green (but still beautiful!)
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The lilac tree just starting to bloom
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Ahhh – home sweet home
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Since these photos were taken we spent a whole weekend weeding, planting, and mulching so stay tuned for those photos.

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