I’ve been spending some time in the garden lately. Last Sunday I actually had an entire day to spend working in the yard. It was fantastic! There has been a log pile in front of a building in our yard for a few years now. Last summer I looked at it and realized that it would make a great new garden. I didn’t do anything with it last year. But last Sunday I finally got around to getting started on it. The space is pretty big so I decided to break it up into 2 or 3 smaller beds with a bit of space between them. I didn’t want to spend much money on it so I just used the existing rotten logs as a border and used some compost and topsoil that I bought at the garden store to plant in. I made sure to leave as much of the rotten wood underneath the dirt as I could. I even got some plants in it already. Right now it has a 2 ground cherry plants, 2 bell peppers of different varieties, a couple transplanted black eyed susans, a fennel plant, a couple of seeds from a new variety of cucumbers that I want to try, and a dozen assorted strawberries. I’m hoping over time to let the strawberries take over and fill in the bed.
I almost forgot to mention. There is what looks like a rose bush or something growing out of a log on the edge of the bed. I decided to leave it and see what it turns into. I can always cut it down later.
In other news some of my other flowers are blooming. It makes me happy to see the little spots of color here and there. I may go crazy and put in a new garden with just flowers in it. I don’t know if I am capable of not adding edibles to it though. Maybe some thyme as ground cover 🙂