Blame it all on my roots because I am returning to the garden of my youth, one that combines flowers, fruit, herbs and veggies. I get very sentimental when I think of how our family was sustained by the good earth's bounty and the fruits of our labor .
Here's my new raised herb bed which I made with stones left from a previous owner.
The rosemary topiary in the center is the first I've kept alive with a grow light over the winter . The hen contains golden oregano and the other pot, thyme. I plan to use seeds in the Spring to fill the bed with basil, cilantro, chives, garlic and sage.
I couldn't resist these two cone-shaped boxwoods and will add long-blooming roses and other flowering plants to the border below.
Why is it that a garden seems small until you start digging? Clearing the area, removing and transplanting , hauling the stone from storage and filling the bed took me 7 hours. I thought I'd be sore the next day because I haven't been able to work outside much this extremely hot summer but the ole' bod rose to the task.
Although there's a lot of work yet to be done I think I've made a very good start.
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