Front Garden — 12/4/11 — OSAcre

The current state of my front garden project . . .

The sound of a babbling brook and the enticing aroma of flowers and herbs are eluding me right now.  It looks like the next step is  drawing up some plans to go with my air castles . . .

 

This was posted on 11/1/11

Okay — so I’ve been very busy editing/rewriting parts of a series of seven books.  And then last week I also got a teaching job for 1 period a day, teaching math to sixth graders.  Things are really perfect right now — I’m working from home for most of the day, and then I still get to teach, but not just subbing.  I have a small class that I really have to get creative with to help them learn fractions . . .

So my blog has suffered a bit.  And my front garden especially.  Here’s the fence I put up once the concrete from the posts was set.  I decided on redwood lattice because it’s relatively inexpensive for the square footage of coverage, it should weather well, and because I don’t want my fence to be blown down in the sometimes 70 mph plus winds that assault the front west side of my yard.

We’re expecting more snow soon, but I’m hoping to build a front gate so that I can put in bulbs and do other landscaping without them being dug up this fall.  I need a nice warmish day for that . . .

 

This was posted on 10/2/11

Posting . . .

I’ve wanted a front garden for a long time.  But this has been putting me off the task:

What’s that, you say. It looks somewhat like a explosion site.  A vast deep crater (doesn’t translate as well from 3D to 2D.)  But check this next one out . . . some tandem elongated craters.

Golden retrievers are lovely dogs.  I just learned something new about them, something that I’ve probably known all along and just wanted to confirm.  They LOVE to dig.

Sometimes, the path of least resistance is the best path.  Particularly when you’re on adjoining paths that encounter a lot of resistance.  Sometimes you just have to give yourself a break.  That’s what I’m doing.  I’m going to fence in a portion of the front yard.  Because I want to have flowers/herbs that I don’t have to constantly patrol for diggers.

And I’ll keep you posted along the way.  Today I’m planning to set the posts in concrete. In other words, I’ll be posting . . .

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1 comment to Front Garden — 12/4/11 — OSAcre

  • This is exactly WHY I have a front garden. In the backyard lurk 4 large dogs, 1 with webbed toes. (The better to dig your garden up with, My Dear!) There is no fencing that will keep them out. They love veggies and they love to dig. They had a big time harvesting my potatoes. The rat finks, I mean little dears.

    I hope I don’t get arrested for having a garden in my front yard, but what can a girl do?

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