Although most of this blog will be focused on our vegetable garden, animals, and general sustainable living, I feel the need to start out telling you how I spent my weekend refurbishing an old flower bed. Our house has a medium sized bed in the front, backed by a stone wall. It was a tangle of catnip, chives, a few black-eyed susans and something invasive and flowerless until last weekend.
After spending a few days ripping clumps of sod out (inch by inch) the bed was finally just an expanse of dirt (except for the three crocus I carefully replaced). This weekend I started refurbishing it, hoping it will bring new light to the neighborhood. The first step was planting thyme around the stone walk way in the middle of the bed.
I followed this by planting several batches of seeds around the outside of the bed, which I hope will be sprouting soon. These included echinachea, more black-eyed susans, some small sunflowers and columbine. Hopefully I did not freeze them, putting them in too early. We’ll know very soon! Meanwhile the bed already looks much better.