The back yard looks like a construction zone:
Here’s a closer view:
You can see my ugly but effective way of holding the shovel and rake, and the giant holes David dug for the kiwi vines. We have one male and two female hardy kiwi vines that have to be planted next to a pole and trellis to train them up on.
The whole character of the back yard will be changing. No more flower garden with a few flowering bushes. We’re integrating the gardens to include edibles. For instance, where I had dahlias planted in a raised bed last year I just planted two strawberry plants, and we plan to let the runners go, to fill the whole bed with strawberries. The dahlias will go in the cutting garden, next to the vegetable garden. We did a lot of gardening work this weekend. The cats were happy to have us out and about, and stayed nearby. Here is Mr Fluff in the back yard looking as blissed out as only he can:
Tater enjoyed the nice weather this weekend also. Here he is on his “throne” looking regal:
Here’s the vegetable garden at the moment:
That’s all for now–I have one more week of classes, and then things will heat up a lot in the garden for me. I’ll be planting out seedlings, starting more seeds inside and out, planting the dahlias (which means digging a cutting garden out of the side near the vegetable garden) and doing lots of other garden jobs. Maybe next post will be a to-do list!