You can see where the grass tried to grow...unsuccessfully with 3 dogs
aforementioned dogs helping Dad build the new thing in their yard
at the end of this bed is a huge white generator that we had installed during the big power outage during Christmas this year
it's coming along really well
3 beds, the center one raised for tomatoes, pea pods, peppers, lettuce and squash
Done and fabulous!
I planted my little plants and the rest we will have to wait and see. I don't get a ton of sun back here so it's an experiment to see what does well and what does not
Had to fence it from running dogs who decided that running through it was great fun
Dangit! A fence! How are we supposed to play in this new thing with a fence around it?
The plants were looking great when we got back from vacation! Squash and peppers on this end...
clearly the partly shady backyard hasn't affected the growth of these at all. Tomato has completely
overgrown on the lettuce! I am making notes for more efficient planting next year
our tiny little patch up front with more tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, mint and cilantro
This was taken before vacation...
not wanting to waste any space I even planted jalapeños, poblanos, cayenne
and matchstick peppers in pots on our deck rail!
Now onto the BIG landscape change back here! We had our favorite landscaper Instant Shade come out and finish the "Zenlike" yard for us with a stone path to the back, mulch, japanese maple, dogwood tree and quite a few other beautiful shrubs and perennials.
it looks so much nicer now! No more yellow grass with dirt patches! You can see the garden bed on the side is huge now!
some sort of bug got into my peppers and chewed off all of the lower leaves so I'm not sure I'll be getting anything from them. And the squash isn't doing too great either. Probably not enough sun.
More notes for next year...
I repositioned our birdbath and planted some more perennials around it
Love the side yard now!
This is where some of Drew's senior photos were taken! Better than MSU gardens!
Great setting for family and senior pics!
We have loads of tomatoes now!
Love my little birdy sanctuary!
it's dog approved!
the final part was Tommy's designed pergola over the generator to hide it
For the record this was HIS thought up project and not mine!
I think it looks great!
He built a pop out panel for the front to cover it and we planted fall blooming clematis which
will in theory climb up and cover it
Open the gate and come on into the Zen Garden!
Our little backyard paradise!