Sticks and Stones
Some new features in our garden...
We love growing garlic - a great way to reuse (regrow!) the little bits of garlic that area left from a bulb. We used rocks from our property to make a heart outline around our new garlic patch. At the very top of the heart is a small big leaf magnolia tree - a native to Georgia.
My daughter and I planted balloon flower seeds in this smiley face below a beautyberry shrub. My girl was thrilled to be planting balloons!
My hubby built two terraces in the backyard - one will be for strawberries and the other will be the pinakbet (an Ilocano dish) garden - eggplant, squash, sitaw, green beans, tomato, ampalaya, and okra. Our neighbors across the street inspired me with their salsa garden of tomatoes, peppers, and green onion.
And here's my loving hubby putting the finishing touches on our strawberry terrace. Thank you N.R. and S.R. for this great idea! Ours is way smaller - hence the extra room in the big terraced area in the photo above. We hope to move our strawberries into their new home soon. Both of these wooden structures are part of the old wooden deck that used to be attached to the back of our house (see "Sustainablity in Suburbia" blog entry). You'll also notice the hay on the ground - we're seeding with fescue and clover for a self-fertilizing lawn.