Gardening is an evolution . . . you can never be truly "finished". Each day is different from the one before . . an old blossom whithers and a new one takes it's place. A flower drops off only to show a nibbit of fruit. This is what I love about gardening . . there is always new life!
Even if you think you are "finished" . . Aha ! You go to a garden center or farm market & the plants call out to you . . . "Take me home" Please!! "My toes are cramped and sweaty in this plastic pot" "Give me room to roam" !! They are calling at once . . I can hear them in my head . . sometimes the noise is too much to bear . . I want to save them all!!
I do what I can . . . . .
SO for a week maybe . . we are "resting" ( ha! . . . that word doesn't exist in gardening either!). But . . the main structure of the "Kitchen Garden" is done! The beds are planted and watered, and fed. There is a great feeling of satisfaction in getting to this point !
Most of the plants look VERY happy! A few transplants are still getting their footing . . . but looking better each day!
I can't wait till the fence turns that weathered color of grey . . . . I am impatient , but gardening also helps teach me to be a little more so.
Next . . . . a stone path from the garden to the deck, more landscaping around the perimeter for "Pretty's sake" ! AND . . . we tore out most of the old overgrown shrubs on the sides of our house to replant prettier things! Here we will also work in an asparagus bed, & one day another stone walkway . . . and . . . and . . . . See ! NOT finished!!!
Oh . . and we need a good bench for in the garden!
These other projects won't happen quite so fast, but stay tuned and I'll post the progress!