building a new garden bed

David and I have gotten pretty efficient about building new gardens. The other day he said “shouldn’t you extend that garden bed so that it fills in this gap between these two beds? The spot was under the row of small pine trees. He hauled up some “Thelma rocks” for me to use in wall-building….

It’s all about the peonies…

I know they are not natives, they collect ants, they can flop no matter how well you stake them—but boy do I love peonies. Here’s why!Nuff said!

after the rain

Finally, we got some real rain. I managed to put in a bunch of annuals (thank you, Farr’s nursery in Russell!) into a section of the new bed near the tree swallow nest just before the rain. Here it is this morning:Nothing perennial there yet–I put an edge to it with a little rock wall,…