Monday, April 11, 2011
This weekend we got serious about planting. Specifically, we put four dogwood trees, one hydrangea, two yews, one bottlebrush buckeye, two flame buckeyes, two rhododendron, two mountain laurels, four deciduous azaleas, and a yaupon holly in the ground. Michael and his stepfather Brad cut down a bunch of trash trees and bushes several weeks ago, clearing out enough room for us to plant some things we're excited about! We also got a scoop of sifted topsoil and turned over our vegetable beds.
As far as the vegetable garden is concerned, we have swiss chard, radishes, broccoli, lettuce, parsley, thyme, and lavender in the ground. The parsley, thyme, and lavender are from last year and are doing well! I have high hopes for the radishes and swiss chard, but things are looking bleak for the broccoli and lettuce. I'm going out to the garden to give them daily pep talks; I'll let you know how that goes.