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. (Thelma was a good friend who made hundreds of small concrete paving stones with a set of molds to make a labyrinth. When the weeds made it unfeasible she gave away all the pavers and I hauled them home to use in wall-building.) This is the “before” picture, and a series showing the bed coming into existence:
After putting a heavy layer of old wood shavings, this garden can sit for the rest of this year. Next Spring it will be ready for planting.