Sunday, July 01, 2007

Landscaping Update

Well, it's been a little while since we've been able to work on it, but the herb garden is finally in! Yay! Here's a picture:

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It's not full of plants yet, but here's what I have so far (clockwise, from the front):

Bed 1: Parsley, stevia, bay laurel, lavendar, and chives (this is one of my "miscellaneous" beds).

Bed 2: Lemon balm and lemon thyme (this is the "lemon" bed - I want some lemon verbena and then I have to see what else I can come up with that will fit).

Bed 3: Apple mint and peppermint (this is the mint bed - there are a couple of others I want to get).

Bed 4: Marjoram, cilantro, and pineapple sage (another "miscellaneous" bed).

Bed 5: Basil, oregano, rosemary, sage (this is the "Italian" bed).

I'm still collecting plants, and I'll probably fill in with some annual flowers because I know eventually the herbs will fill the beds, but it'll take a year or two.


Also, we put the capstones on the wall, and we started ripping out the sod. It's a giant pain in the patootie, though, so we're going to rent a sod cutter to finish it.

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That's about it for now. We're plugging along, slowly but surely. Some of the neighbors stopped by while we were working to tell us how nice a job we're doing and how it's going to look great when we're done. I'm glad they understand that we're working on it, because it looks pretty darn bad!!!

5 comments:

Kimmer said...

That is really lovely! It's going to look amazing when it's done!

Norma said...

This is looking great!! I LOVE Pineapple Sage. Jesse makes the best olive oil marinade with it. YUM.
You guys are doing a great job. The results will be worth it.

kbeeps said...

Norma - thanks for the pineapple sage tip. I had no idea what I was going to do with it. Hubby went shopping with me and that was one of two that he picked out (that and stevia). I figured I'd just get it and figure out what to do with it later!

Peggy said...

How cool! What a great idea with the herbs and so decorative!

Can't wait to see the results once the lawn is in.

The Alt Martha said...

I love it, I love it, I love it! When are you going to be done? I need you at my place, ha ha!