Sunday, February 28, 2016

Dreaming of Spring Gardening

Now that it's nearly March, it's not too soon to start thinking about Spring. Scott and I are looking forward to starting a vegetable garden, a first for us. We've been doing some research and looking at lots of photos online (silly Pinterest will get you every time) to figure out exactly what we want to do. We know it needs to be fenced to prevent deer and raccoon from treating it like a salad bar. And I want to create raised beds to keep everything neat, and separate them with pea-gravel pathways. Sounds pretty easy!
We have selected the area between the corncrib and the barn for the garden. It gets plenty of sunshine and is close enough to a water source.
Saturday (Feb. 27) was a warm but super windy day. Carl and Marita stopped by so we all went out to play around with the tape measure and some flagged stakes. We are planning on creating four 4x8-ft beds, and Carl has claimed one for his own veggies.
Of course, Bibbers was in the middle of the planning. He has given his approval for construction to move forward.
The "dreaming stage" of my garden includes images like this one - a shot of the raised beds at the Magnolia Silos in Waco, TX. I love how precise this looks. We are going to try and use lumber and/or tree trunks on hand for the beds; still debating how it will come together.
This enclosure is from a garden in the Washington, D.C. area. The gardener created it from cedar logs culled from his pasture. We certainly have enough rogue cedars on-hand (but that sounds like a lot of work.) Still, isn't this pretty?
I love the traditional style of this garden, including a sweet gate and pretty arbor. Whatever we end up doing, my goal is to make it look as attractive as possible! (My secondary concern is growing vegetables.)
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

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