We brought several plants that were in containers or were dug up just before the move. Most were transferred to the ground just after we finished getting out of the old place and now all are happily in the ground.
I'm on the fence about the fence.
This photo was taken the day we looked at the house in late March of last year. The whole yard, minus some ugly bushes in the front, was a blank canvas.
Where it all began in late June last year:
And this afternoon...
We had a nice cold winter this year and the banana plants died back. They're really starting to gain some height now. We made good progress since the morning.
We moved the pagoda from next to the house to the back corner of the yard. Once the banana and the canna grow up it will be a sweet little paradise. My husband will eventually run a wire out for an LED light to go in the pagoda. He'll do the same with the one next to the pond.
This photo was taken in the morning.
After the rain chain and rain barrel were installed this week:
This area was all dirt last year due Max.
Side Edible Garden.
Close-up of one of the Praying Mantis egg sacks:
We planted these seeds last Sunday:
They'll need to be separated this week!
My husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary today and we gave each other an 80 gallon composter and a wheel barrow.
He spent today building and compacting the soil to make a shelf for it to sit on, behind our fence.
I think that's it for now. We have a lot of work still ahead of us (especially the front)! I hope to have our patio finished in the next few weeks as I want to start on the beds next to the back of the house. I hope you've enjoyed the photos!
Many of the photos have notes attached to the on their Flickr pages so please feel free to click through!