Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's almost time!

It's almost time for my garden tour!  Since I have plenty of family and friends that can't make it to the garden tour this weekend, I decided that I'll do a garden tour on this blog so that you can virtually be here.  But you'll have to wait until this weekend, just like everyone else.  

I think I'm nearly ready.  After spending almost every weekend and most weekdays working on the yard, I've added new garden areas and made everything easier to care for (my favorite part of permaculture design!).  I'm excited to show it off, but it needs a good weeding first. 

Here's a few of my favorite things in the yard right now, though.  

 The berry patch!  I clipped the brambles down to the ground in late winter, and they're growing back nicely (and a much more manageable size).  And the strawberries are ripening quickly- already tasting better than anything I can buy (even at my beloved co-op).

I've joined the world of flower gardening.  We'll see how it goes.  I usually have a knack for killing any plants that aren't food plants...Mostly because I forget about them.  But I'm really digging this white echinacea that's just starting to bloom, so I'm going to try to not kill it.

I just think this is the coolest plant ever!  It's a black elderberry and the white/pink flowers against the purpley-black foliage makes this the most striking plant in the yard.  I will definitely be propagating this plant and spreading them all over the garden!

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