Progress, little by little

So…  hubby was flaming the weeds in the main garden bed.  He got a little happy with the flame thrower.  Whoops.  Luckily, he didn’t get all the tree, and I’m hoping it’ll bounce back by next year.  Was my Lambert cherry tree, too.
cherrytree

I stained these puppies all by myself.  The big screen is to use over the raised beds, the little one is to screen dirt into the wagon or wheelbarrow.  Sidenote, do you know how difficult it is to find decent work gloves for a 3-4yo?  Sigh.
dirtsiftingscreen

First strawberry of the season!!  Yay!  Still need to weed out the evil clover in this bed, but hey, strawberries!
firststrawberry


View of the garden from the patio door of the dining room.
garden01

Poor grape vine.  A new trellis for her is on our to-do list soon.
grapevine

The herb bed.  Starting to get a smidge green.
herbalraisedbed

My mint pot.  There aren’t even drainage holes in the bottom, so these suckers can’t escape.  From the fun.  Anyway.  Peppermint, spearmint (darn, I really much grow wintergreen to make root beer!), and maybe something else I can’t remember.
mints

The future orchard.  Hopefully I’ll get everything in the ground by fall.
orchard

Um, I forget why I took this photo.  Middle of the backyard.
yard02

The peach tree, she lives!  I wasn’t sure if she would, but she did!  Costco had fruit trees long before they were safe to plant outside as newbies, so it hung out in the garage.  For a bit.  But, she lives!  Yay!
peachtree

Close up of newly transplanted and then-wilty tomatoes and basil.  And shallots.  They’re kinda cranky about transplanting.  But the shallots certainly have more elbow space here.
raisedbed#1

The other raised bed.  Tomatoes, basil, shallots (lots of shallots!), beets, lettuce, kale, radishes, green onions, Walla Walla onions, carrots, calendula.
raisedbeds

Got most of the herb bed planted.  Day lilies, boneset, arnica, plantain, violas, yarrow, blue vervain, valerian, chamomile, comfrey, and I’ve planted zucchini seeds there in the front left where we’ve had ant nest issues (aka, I don’t want to be digging in the ground there for roots to use).
raisedbeds02

Raspberries seem to be doing well.  Certainly less jungly.  This patch has been positively humming half the time with various bees.  Pretty cool.
raspberries

We got a lot of rain this day.  Was at a local grocery store.  And either they didn’t do their geology impact study correctly, or the storm drains were clogged.  I think the former, because I’ve seen this several times.  Just not as impressive.  Half the parking lot was unusable.  Kind of impressive.
Wincolake01
And deep.
Wincolake02

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