Thursday, April 05, 2007

the transformation begins


I spent most of last Friday and Saturday working on my front yard garden project. I definitely panicked a few short hours after my last blog post when I got about halfway through tilling the left side of my yard. Looking at the churned dirt, I thought to myself, "My God, what have I done?!?" But since the plowing began I have come up with some semblance of a plan, at least for half of the yard. I built a little retaining wall along the sidewalk. I planted a Bing cherry tree and began to brick in a path mulched in red bark. The path will eventually form an "S" shape, though I've only had the time and supplies to do the lower curve. I planted rosemary, thyme, and sage along the front as a border. The other night, I put seeds of carrots and chard along the section next to the sidewalk. Meanwhile, in my seed trays indoors, I have all kinds of plants sprouting: pumpkin, butternut squash, yellow squash, zucchini, marigolds, peppers, thyme, basil, etc. Too bad I will have to wait a few more days to put them in the ground since it is supposed to freeze (or come close to it) for the next few nights.

And, of course, all of this sprouting and growing and gardening is happening concurrently with Holy Week, which makes for a consistent theme of growth and renewal in all that surrounds me. I love the springtime!

4 comments:

Maggie & Tommy Redram said...

LOVE IT!

lauren said...

dude, i am so proud of you! it looks fabulous. cheers to growth.

Sarah K. said...

It looks so good! So great to see the transformation. I've got all my herbs in pots in my house this weekend to protect them from the freeze. It felt so good to be out in the dirt last weekend. I'm jealous of your awesome yard! Can't wait to see it in person!

George said...

Parsely, sage rosemary and thyme. Then the "S" for Superman!!! It looks great, and I don't mean that comically, pardner.