|The completed garden|
This is basically it, the bones of the new garden. There will be some new shrubs at the back, and of course the bio-scene will change over the seasons, but the yard is now officially Made Over. It actually looks better than I had imagined it, so I'm pretty pleased!
What's growing today? Lady's mantle:
Brassicas under protective fabric:
Crocuses, just starting to bloom:
A hungry visitor:
Kabocha squash (started indoors, with the sprouts planted in mini hoophouses):
Tatsoi, an amazingly hardy winter green, started indoors and thriving unprotected through cold, rain, and snow after being planted out:
The long-suffering primula:
Pattypan squash under its cloche. Time will tell if there's any use in planting these warm-weather plants out so early, but they sprouted so very fast, and apparently larger plants don't transplant well at all, so I thought I'd give it a try.
The radishes in the exposed section of the garden are up!
Tulips, of course. After all the digging I've done, bulbs are scattered everywhere. It will be interesting to see what finally ends up where...
Delphinium. Who knew?
Some kind of giant sedum:
Chives, first harvest!