Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Garden Tuesday, the one where work is not yet making a garden

Often times there is a lot of work to be done in a yard, in order to make/start/have a garden. Such is the case with the new house. This was complicated by the fact that wood was stacked by the shed, when a faulty decision maker, was in charge of making the decision on where to stack the wood.....Let see wood dried and very tasty by a bug's standards, stacked right up tight against a wood shed, where the wood is dried and also very tasty. Like I said faulty.......but lets move on shall we?

So far I have moved this wood, the first layer, a wheelbarrow at a time. Some nights after work I will move and stack 3-4 wheelbarrows of wood, some nights none, and tonight I moved 6. It has been almost pleasant, tactical if you will, after a day at work. With the first layer moved and stacked, the second layer needs to be moved.....

Your right this does look like more and it probably is. We got a good deal on the 2X4 ends, 2 1/2 cords cost $80.00. And I like how easy it is to work with these pieces.

The area by the shed will be for composting and storage area for the wheelbarrows. We will also stack any  new wood trimmed from the trees that needs to dry out. Once dry, it will be moved to the wood stacks on the side of the house, where it will be easy to load into the wood silo.

I believe this area was a dumping ground for the previous owners, and as things go, by default was a composting area, you can see the dirt mound to the right of the wheelbarrow tire.

Other news in the yard.....

The garden will eventually go here, this are has full sun all day. I want to stake the corners and begin a lasagne style layering so the grass will compost down. Since we won't move the plants from the other house until fall, I think that could work out fairly well. Then before moving the plants, we can till and till in well rotted manure. The plants should winter over safely.

This little Japanese Maple seems to have a close friend, maybe too close. I need to get this little guy dug out while he is still little.

And the carnations are doing well (please excuse the weeds....), but so far I don't see any red as the blooms are beginning to open. They were marked red carnations, but it would not be the first time I purchased a plant and the marker was wrong. I like white carnations, they smell spicy and last a long time in a vase on the table, but honestly I really really like red carnations............they are a bit more assertive, I like that in a flower!

And how is your garden growing?

As always, thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello. I appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!

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Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

Oh, yes. There is so much promise when you can start from scratch and make your own desIgn for your garden. I am very envious of that large palate of bricks. There is so much you can do with them.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

looks like you've got a great plan!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

It is so exciting to start planning and dreaming about a new garden, so lucky you! And wow--you have a lot of firewood--many warm, toasty fires come this winter!

Dee - WishfulMe said...

Wow! That is a lot of wood work you are doing there! I know because we have moved our wood pile many times ourselves. I generally try to tackle it when the pile is low but we are looking at yet another move (more to make it easier to get to then for any real need) and I am nervous because there are wasps in the pile. EEP!

Great spot you have picked out for your garden there!!!
Take care,

Mary Ellen said...

Always so fun starting garden plans from scratch!! Love the brick and it will make a great addition to your garden.

Pam said...

Thanks for linking up. There is something so nice about working in your garden after work, it's a much more enjoyable type of work.

kitchen flavours said...

It is always interesting to plan and do everything from the beginning! Hope everything goes as plan and can't wait to see your dream garden!

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

Your wood pile is so neat and tidy! I can see why it would be relaxing after a long day's work to move it.

Good luck with the garden. We've been in our house 14 years, and we're still scratching our heads over stuff we find in the yard and beds from the previous owners.