Hey kids. Guess what? It’s snowing…so I’m inside cuddled on my couch writing a long overdue blog post trying to ignore the lovely snow globe effect going on outside my window. I’ve spent the last several months drawing and redrawing the master garden plan on grid paper. The redrawing part is mostly because every time I leave the room for a second I come back to my paper scribbled all over. Apparently kit #2 wanted to add his own ideas. At least a dozen versions later and I finally have one without “tornadoes” all over it. It is far from finished but here is what I have so far.
A hexagon (of course) broken into 6 triangles. Each square on the grid represents a square foot. The dark green will be a low boxwood hedge and the purple inside that will be lupine. Inside the other spaces will be veggies. The bottom triangle will be the patio. This year we are starting with the top three triangles closest to the house. The top middle will eventually be creeping thyme edged in river rock when we put a patio door in, but for this year it will serve as a veggie garden. Along the east fence (far right) I’d like to do a viburnum hedge with a few service berry accents. I’d love to do an apple tunnel along the west fence. Rain chains and barrels, espaliered fruit trees, a tree house, stairs to the alley, spring blooming bulbs, patio and pergola are all on the wish list. The possibilities are overwhelming. What would you do with a blank canvas?