My Garden (Backyard) Goals/dreams for 2012
Wallpaper done and gorgeous weather afoot, I’ve been thinking again about the garden (back yard) and my plans for it this year. I’ve bought a plum tree and some seeds and I’m excited about my ever greening thumb. (If you want to see how I went from a complete novice to being able to keep a plant alive, check out this link.) Here’s what I’m thinking for this year. I’m still a novice, so any ideas, comments, etc you can think of would be much appreciated.
Last year (with the help of a good friend) I took everything out, including 2 somewhat sickly pear trees. This year is about building back up and so when I saw this plum tree on sale, I knew I had to have it.
Seeds have also made their way back to the store shelves. I've picked up brocoli, beans, and strawberry seeds. Fingers crossed we'll get to eat some in a few months. (The egg carton is a tip from my friend De - eggcelent way to keep the baby plants from tangling around each other =p)
Last year I just had a couple of small planters, but this year I'm trying to be a bit more ambitious. Anybody built raised beds before?
I definitely want to add a bench swing. I'm not sure whether to buy or make. I'm also thinking about putting in a wood fence.
So, what do you think? What would you do?