|snow angels in the middle of the street|
It was beautiful. Winter's good. But I'm so ready for spring.
Hang in there, fellow gardeners.
In the meantime, as the weather gets warmer, why not build something?
Feeling a bit Irish with Saint Patrick's Day coming up?
|last spring, my "Irish wall/raised bed"|
I was lucky: I had building materials scattered all around my backyard. Quarried boulders and flagstones. All I had to do was collect them.
I laid down the first layer of my miniature Irish wall using the quarried boulders. They defined the shape of the raised bed.
I then added several layers of the flagstones, stacking them at a slight inward angle for extra stability.
At only about 18 inches high, the wall did protect parsley and dill from wild rabbits. It looked pretty. And it didn't budge during the epic Blizzard of 2016!
Go collect some stones. Build a wall. Like they did in the old times.
Then, when spring arrives, fill in the new raised bed with fresh dirt, plant some seeds, and watch them grow.
Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)