Sorry to everyone who had a brutal winter buried in snow, we had 2 days worth of light dusting and that’s long over. It’s warm and springlike here already… and the garden is coming to life!
This post is to document where the yard is at as of today… I can’t wait to compare to the photos we will take at the end of the season! We’ve got big plans for this year. The fence and gates J is building to keep the deer out are coming along nicely, and we have an area to stack wood now too!
^ Kale coming back
^ Pineapple sage
^ Lemon balm
^ The peppermint is going crazy!
^ Leeks, broccoli and lemon balm held on all winter
^ The fencing on the end of the carport with new gate. This is where the deer entered the yard last year, then they just walked along the planters like a free buffet.
^ J continues to rip out the scrap wood planters from last year. Look at all the calendulas!
^ Tidying up and reusing old materials is on the list for this season
^ Also planning to take down the fence on this enclosure as the whole area will be fenced instead.
^ Oregano, catmint, yarrow, parsley, thyme and comfrey
^ Lemon thyme
^ Comfrey and catmint
^ Comfrey (we weeded this whole area by hand last season, and look at all the weeds that came back!!!)
^ J chopped up the big tree trunk that used to sit down by the fire pit, and also burned the pile of branches at the base of the maple tree from last year
^ New gate to replace the wonky driftwood one from last year
^ Other miscellaneous flowers; rosemary, lavender and some other bits
^ The wood stack and gate to the orchard
^ Gate along the side of the driveway
^ Porcelain vines we sprouted last season are getting big!
^ More porcelain vines and some lavender and rosemary
^ Looking at the side of the house. Gotta fix that balcony rail this year.
^ Some of the wood pile
^ Lower entrance is cleared!
^ Fenced area at the back, and future site of Castle Bon Bon for the bunnies on the left.
^ The Kanye pergola at the centre back of the yard leading to the chicken coop.
^ Rhubarb coming back even though we hacked it all off!
^ Carport view from the front – in progress but looking great so far!