Digging In

Insight into garden design, photography and growing life.

May 05, 2010

Trying to beat the heat

The garden is really starting to take shape as the plants are all awake and are starting to feel at home. Today I started my morning by springing out of bed to plant my new coral bark Japanese maple outside my dining room window (before the heat arrived and the boy awoke). A very nice gentleman from Shades of Green nursery delivered it in the rain on Monday evening. Now it's in the ground (which wasn't too difficult since I double-dug and prepped the bed over the weekend), and I no longer have to worry about this pretty little tree taking a walk to someone else's yard.

I hope to have pictures of the new tree and my adventures with Andrew playing in puddles and chasing rainbows uploaded soon.

On the horizon: selecting a fence company to start the boundaries for my highly anticipated (by just me) kitchen garden. Happened to find this article, which fits in nicely with my imagined plans.