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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Earth -Breaking News!!

This is called "Taming the Dirt Pile!"  It was a Wonderful pile of soil, but it needed to be Tamed! :-)

Please click on the Above Photo to see the post on "Wha's Happening!"  This is just the beginning, folks.  This little garden bed area has been in the planning stages since early last Spring.

We've gone through Long-lasting, Rainy season all Spring, Cold - Wet June, HOT - DRY July and (so far) August.  But there's a limit to how long we gardeners could wait!!

The idea for this bed was conceived during last Winter's Master Gardener class.  I was able to take the reins (so to speak), by planning and organizing.  It's coming together.  Yesterday (Monday) was the First Big Step in tilling the dirt.  Today a nice load of dry sheep manure was added.  Measuring (and estimated cost) for very practical concrete edging was done, also.

My next assignment?  Add a trellis today!

Workdays:  Friday at 7:30 a.m., Saturday at 7:30 a.m., and Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Look out - it's going to be Great!!!

Nothing 'Shady' lurking about.... just me.  :-)

9 comments:

Aerie-el said...

Sounds like a great plan! Va-room! You go girl!

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, Aerie-el! ;-)

Rosemary said...

Shady looking forward to seeing this new garden evolve......

Rose said...

I clicked on the link, Shady, but I guess I didn't read far enough to see where this project is taking place--is it at a school? Isn't it great when so many people come together to create a beautiful garden for others to enjoy? I'm looking forward to seeing how this project develops.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosemary! :-)

Rose, I've not been tooo public about where it is... at least not until it's finished. Then I hope people can go to see it. (It's outside a patient wing at our local hospital!)

Patrick's Garden said...

From somebody who has spent the last 10 years inside a hospital since I became a quadriplegic, I commend you for your efforts and look forward to seeing the results.

Shady Gardener said...

Patrick, I will work very hard to entertain you!!! :-) Can you find my e-mail address?

troutbirder said...

A "Shady" project that's for sure. But I'm sure it will work out great in the end. The weather this year on the other hand has, to say the least, not been very good.

Shady Gardener said...

troutbirder! Today we planted almost everything (everything we had!) and began mulching... and as soon as we stood to take a photo, it began to sprinkle! And now we're getting a nice, gentle rain. Oh, Thank You, Lord! :-)