Last weekend we finished getting our raised beds cleaned up and prepped. This week was spent weeding, trimming and cleaning a side flower bed in the front of our house. It is hidden from the street by a bunch of large evergreen trees, so we sort of pretended it wasn’t there. Ha! It was a big, big mess of weeds and random growth.
Again, I’m ashamed of my before photos. But this is reality.
We spent two entire nights weeding and cleaning the area. Then we borrowed a truck and picked up one yard of beauty bark and spread it out. Ahhhh. So glad it’s done. It will probably be three more years before we touch it again. 🙂
We’ve been so distracted getting our yard and house cleaned up this spring that I’ve totally neglected planting any seeds in the garden. I thought it would happen this week, but I’ve been procrastinating. I think I’m nervous I”m going to screw it up – so I’m avoiding it. This fear is completely irrational, I did just fine last year, I have my garden plan, I should just jump in and start planting. What’s holding me up? I honestly don’t know. These seed packets have been staring at me all week.
We are planning to go to the Olympia Farmer’s Market after church tomorrow and I’m going to buy some starts. I got my pumpkin starts there last year and they did incredibly well (see our 50 pounds of pumpkins here). I think seeing some green in my raised beds will make me feel motivated. Plus it’s a great opportunity to go to the market, one of my favorite places, ever.
Since I have no vegetables to show you – here are some photos of the flowers I’m enjoying in my yard this week. They are blooming no thanks to me. I don’t even know what half of them are.
Expect a chicken update later tonight!
How are things going in your garden?