About midway through August, I decided that I was going to just let most of the gardens do their thing while I focused on the section I knew I was going to eliminate and revert back to grass.
I had my hands full with grapes, tomatoes and trying to figure out how to water properly and efficiently.
As fall has progressed I’m feeling pretty good about that decision. I had summer to get well acquainted with all the flowers and develop my own vision. Now I have a clearer idea of what needs to be culled, transplanted and completely revamped.
I’ll spend most of the winter culling what I know for sure I no longer want. I’ve photographed what I know I want to transplant, because I know come spring I won’t remember anything. (All these photos were taken this week, btw)
My biggest concerns for the next couple of weeks will be redoing the strawberry bed and readying it for winter. And winterizing the grape vines.
I’m seeing a real vision for the excellent beds that are the bones of my yard. I’m also having a lot of fun discovering all the rocks, crystals and fossils the previous owner has spread all around the beds. I have a plan for those, too. I think it will be fun.
To be continued….