Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Garden

Here are the new garden beds!! Look at that luscious, expensive, non-clay dirt! Also notice the kiddo's new playground equipment in the background. I totally lucked out - my good friend Kelly said her daughter had outgrown it and asked if I wanted it...ummm...YES! It's perfect for Aaron and even Kaylee plays around on it.

So, here's the story: Shawn got the dirt in and we were itching to plant because it was already getting late in the season to start. Two Fridays ago we had an on-and-off cloudy day here and I could tell the rain was making it's way over to us. Shawn called from work and asked if I wanted him to pick up the seeds from the nursery on the way home. I said, yes, but hurry cause the rain is on it's way. He came home and we spent an hour or so putting everything in, then went out to eat. Less than an hour later the downpour started. And kept going. And kept going all weekend long! Literally a FOOT of rain later, and here's what we've got.

Look at how much lower the dirt is! Shawn went in with the shovel to try and break it up a bit around the plants, and we are hoping the poor garden survives the downpour of 2010. So far it looks promising. :)


Mandi said...

Help me! I want to have a little garden too, but I am completely clueless where to even begin. I am very impressed! I am also very jealous of your backyard, but I can't dwell on that too much or I get depressed :)

Jen Gillespie said...

Oh wow! Looks like the rain did them good. So exciting that you get a garden year round! And I love that you say "late" to start planting. Too funny.

Nicole/ Family said...

Looks GREAT! Wonderful job!