19 May 2013

a peony for your thoughts...

 Isn't she beautiful?  Meet Miss Sandra Bernhardt Peony.  She has joined the garden and has the distinction of being the first peony in the garden.  I'm so thrilled with her and can't wait to add more. 

 Here she is all nestled at the corner of the shed.  I have a LOT of room now and am working on a plan to plant my new space.

 That's the new space.  Or part of it, as I have so many pictures of the cleaned up area that I figured two should suffice.

 This is what it looked like before Wednesday.  By Wednesday night it was all cleared up.  Like I said, I'm working on a plan of what to do with all this new space.  I'm so excited about it!  I have decided that along the back and sides I'll plant flowers (like the peony) and create a border and walking space to separate it from the veggie garden.

I've added another raised bed but need to fill it in and then get started planting.

At the farmer's market yesterday, I picked up some strawberries, broccoli, radishes, asparagus, etc. as you can see from above.

The garden has really been my sanctuary lately.  On Wednesday morning, I woke super early (to be ready for the workers to arrive) and was in a complete panic.  I ended up calling my mum and having her come spend several hours with me, to help me through my anxiety.  It all went well and I have this new garden space.

I'd love any suggestions about the garden space and how to make the most of it.  There will be pumpkins, lots of pumpkins planted this year.  Hopefully this week I'll get them in.

Hope you have had a good weekend.  What have you been up to?


1 comment:

Lorna said...

I always thought peonies were the most aggressively sweet flowers. I don't see them much anymore. They don't seem to be a downtown kind of plant.