Below is the little garden we had at the end of the first summer....courtesy of our garden from Ontario (we drove 2 cars from Ontario to Nova Scotia...John and the dogs in one car....me, the cat, and garden plants in the other car). A small 4 foot garden set on 21 acres!
The summer of 2009, I felt a little braver about the tick situation and decided it was time for a little garden expansion. I added the pond (brought from Ontario):
The second phase of the 2009 expansion extended the garden up to and beyond the flowering crab (at left):
The garden runs parallel to our house. We added a forty foot deck along the back of the house in September 2009, which looks out over this garden. 2010 brought another expansion phase, along with the new clothesline...a must for country living!
Last summer was also the year that our shed was built.
I added a garden next to the shed last year, which is filling in nicely. (that garden was supposed to happen this year, but I couldn't wait). Since the shed garden was installed last year, that meant....
Yes! another expansion to the main garden. Last week, John brought in 5 cubic yards of soil with our trailer and prepared the garden for me. I added the plants at the end of the week (still some filling in to do):
And now we can relax and watch things grow! No more expansions planned...
...well, maybe a bigger veggie garden next year?