building the kitchen garden
August is the peak of the hot summer season and in Houston it’s a scorcher. So what person in their right mind would be working on garden projects?
um, let’s chalk it up to temporary insanity.
Last month we brought a landscape architect on board to guide some improvements to our back yard. The plan breaks the work into chunks that are easier on the bank account. No plantings will occur until the weather is cooler. This is the yard before any work occurred that first day.
The first order of business was selectively pruning limbs from that long row of trees in the rear to promote upward growth and lift the canopy. Excavation in area A, on the right, made way for the kitchen garden on my wish list, but filling in that garden with herbs is on my chore list.
Which brings us back to ** insanity **
Before work for areas B and C can begin (early September) I need to make progress in area A.
Plan for the kitchen garden plot:
Most of the plants are part of the permanent collection, so I want to relocate them as gently as possible. The butterfly garden section is complete and many of the herbs are in their newly assigned seats, ready for re-planting.
I am sincerely hoping that this new kitchen garden of my dreams will delight our senses.
Many thanks for dropping in today!