Jon and I have been spending our summer evenings outside for the past few weeks. It is so relaxing to read (or knit) outside and enjoy the cool breezes.
New for this year:
‚Ä¢ 3 yards of top soil to level off the back and avoid flooding problems again
‚Ä¢ a custom-built sprinkler system (thanks Jon!)
‚Ä¢ a revolving compost bin
‚Ä¢ a handful of plants grown from seed (inside during the winter and outside at the beginning of spring).
For this year, we've planted the following veggies:
2x heirloom tomatoes
2 cherry tomatoes
3 swiss chard
8 green/red/yellow peppers
10 green onions
5 Chinese cabbage
10 bush beans
Here's a few shots of our garden as it has been progressing this year.
And one row of perennials and cutting flowers for good measure with daisies, purple coneflowers, rose campion and zinnias (our veggie garden is the only spot in our yard with full sun, so I've got to grow the fun perennials somewher!).
Lychnis - Rose Campion