Late August white garden progress, and lots of veggies

I’ve cleared another section of the white garden:And added two wheelbarrow loads of new dirt (old manure). I also imported a few plants: some garlic chives, and two small white echinacea plants.Elsewhere in the garden, the vegetable harvest is in full swing. I took a few photos around the vegetable garden the other day. Here…

White garden, bit by bit

This week the weather has been so hot, and I’ve been busy picking blackberries, so the progress on the white garden is slow–but steady. We bought another hydrangea, paniculata “Pink Diamond”, like the one already thriving in the front yard: I cleared out a section of the future white garden toward the back and planted…

A White Garden!

I’ve decided to create a white garden where the sandy garden is now. Here is the “before” picture:The back side falls away to a steep bank, with a viburnum shrub, a tall black walnut tree, and a not-quite thriving maple tree, and a few smaller black walnuts as well. The bed is sandy because under…

southside overhaul

The bindweed got ahead of me and covered over the plants on the southside hilltop garden. Here is how it looked:I grabbed my shovel yesterday morning and spent most of the day making a wide path through the hillside “garden”–too steep and rocky to really be a garden–it has some tiger lilies and wild roses,…