I have not been keeping up with my monthly view from “the office.” My plan was to keep track of the weather, and the growth and changes in the garden. When we bought out house the view was very much like this, so we knew there was a lot of wet in the backyard. We are still learning how very wet and flooding it can be.
We did not welcome snow in March.
We were glad to watch the flooding drying out, but it is still wet. By the end of the month we were able to get more compo-soil, 4 yards, and begin building up the raised beds. It was clear they needed to be higher.
The new elevations of the planting beds are not to clear, but we did raise them There are not too many flowers, but we are very happy to welcome spring.
The center bed and northern bed needed to be redone because the fall, winter and spring downed many plants including my beautiful weeping cherry and pagoda dogwood. I am thinking of making a least the center bed into a cutting garden with some annuals. I’ll get started early next year.
It amazes me how much things can change in just a couple of weeks. We have had to do some watering, and hope for more rain and a less blistering August.