I have decorated my garden with a fence I was using in a spot that sorta went to seed-so I dug up the fence and put it here. First I hand dug the plot-about 20' X 30' and got all the little weeds out. It's easy to dig because I have kept up with the weeds each year.
I won't be able to keep the rabbits out, but I plan to use chicken wire around lettuce and other things they fancy.
I made the tool thing. The stuff is just screwed to treated poles which are sunk in the ground. Then I wired the tools at the top.
I'll have flowers and veggies and herbs together, but no perennials except lavender. It's too hard to keep weeds and grasses out if I have too many perennials. I enjoy hand digging and it's healthy exercise.
I have lots of things for supports for cukes and tomatoes-which our resident rabbits don't bother with.
There's mail delivery for Sparrowgrass residents...
We still don't have leaves out yet. It's been a cold spring. 50 degrees feels warm because last week it was in the 30's.
The spot behind the dug garden is also a garden, but filled with perennial plants and shrubs. I use spent straw from my geese as a mulch because it's what I have. I tried free wood chip mulch and it was not worth the effort to get it. It got moldy and I just don't like it. We have a large variety of shrubs and trees here on our 2 acres, so we have a lot of birds. We feed them year round too. Today I finished trimming our big red raspberry patch. Whew! The rhubarb is showing its wrinkly leaves, there are fat lilac buds, and the maple trees have those red flowers which make the trees look so pretty on the hills. No spring flowers yet except early daffodils and crocus. This is a beautiful time of year, and after months of being cooped up inside, I feel a little nutty being outside.
I am so very thankful I can do all the things I love to do.
God is so merciful and loving and full of Grace to me!