It’s been hot out here – really hot in the 100s, so our gardening is done at 6:00 am until the air temp is 80 or until my water bottle runs out of ice water.
Some days I drink iced tea instead, but that would be a different post …
We’ve been in our home for a year now and are working on fixing things up the way we like them. There’s been a lot of work on irrigation systems and getting raised beds built and filled with dirt. In the last two days I’ve moved about 8 wheelbarrows full of dirt. Didn’t take any pictures of me doing that. Trust me, hot sweaty me isn’t a picture you want to see.
There are a lot more projects under way but here are three we’ve completed. It should be noted that Heather is the head gardener and anything that looks good is likely her work. If it looks heavy to lift or a big hole was dug, that is likely my work. I’m also reasonably skilled at making tea – both hot and iced.
There was a large strawberry patch out in front when we moved it and Heather’s been dividing those and planting them around the garden. The planter things above were Heather’s find at a local nursery.
There is an arbor on the back patio and we thought a wisteria growing over that would look nice.
Okay, it might be a couple of seasons before it grows enough to provide shade.
Lastly, we’ve been wanting a water feature and we bought some half wine barrels. I went online and found a small fountain pump and presto a simple water feature. Likely we’ll do something bigger when we find just the right thing.
That’s it for this week. If we haven’t completely melted by then, more pictures next week.
If you need me, I’ll be out in the garden, digging a hole.