4.17.2012

Raised Veggie Garden Open for Business!

It's finished!!  The new raised veggie garden with hand built natural stone retaining wall.  Squee!


I couldn't be happier with my new dream veggie garden!  It's big with over 164 square feet of gardening goodness.  And there is even a new supply of dirt/manure mix which should make plants very happy. 

Oh, and how about the stone stepping path?  Isn't it marvelous?  It also helps me divide the space in half creating natural planting rows and squares/


I think the new wall does wonders for the front of our house too!  As much as I like brick... I think the stone makes more sense for our forest-y area.

And yes, I couldn't resist putting the first plants in the garden.  The first two are jalapeno plants!  I will be adding lettuce, spinach, green beans, peas, and probably a few others this coming weekend. 

Can't wait to get my hands in the dirt!!

How about a quick look at a few of the tulips that we are enjoying right now?

Having these brilliant colors around is really making me smile!  I also think I need to make a note to add purple tulips in the fall.  I seem to have a lot of red and orange. 



Lastly, a small story... I pass this tree at least ten times a day.  I mean seriously I have probably be staring at this tree every day for nearly 3 years.  And I'm not sure I ever really noticed this awesome knot on it. 

It's about the size of a bowl -- big!  And has lovely textures and shapes.  I think I feel it inspiring a quilt.  Don't you just love when you have a moment that you finally see something for the first time? 

Previous posts about the rock wall project:

6 comments:

Deborah said...

Lovely! Can't wait to see pictures of all those veggies!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

What an accomplishment! How wonderful to be growing your own vegetables, that will be a satisfying feeling.

Seaweed and Raine said...

Your new veggie patch looks wonderful! How good will it be with loads of fresh produce growing right there! :) And I think the stone is a big improvement... fits in well with the timber shingles of the upstairs.

Your Tulips are beautiful - and yes, get some purple ones in there too! :)

Missy said...

How great, what a wonderful veggie garden you will have! Pretty tulips!

Michele Pacey said...

that wall is beauteous! wow, it's going to be one sweet garden.

oh I love new discoveries like your knot. I think you're right: it would inspire a truly lovely quilt too.

MMm.. said...

that IS a really awesome knot! (hee. I don;t think i;ve ever said before, come to think of it!) ANd a really awesome veggie patch and path too! Way to go, Christy! Love it. This is going to be great for you guys.

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