The start of the remodel, gone are the over grown, sad looking bushes, it's off to the city recycle yard for you.
The Japanese Maple "Bloodgood" I've had growing in a half barrel container, on the balcony at the apartment finally gets planted in the ground, It as I, can now spread it's roots.
I dug up all the sandy soil that was out front and piled it up. It was in serious need of some amendment.
Some examples of the brick I was thinking of using to border the new improved garden bed.
I know that your garden is as only as good and the soil it's grown in. I pain stakingly screen out all of the existing soil and got rid of all the rocks, roots, pieces of concrete and other building material that mysteriously appeared in the soil.
Bye bye brick, hello prime growing real estate.
As you can see, the Dahlia's are in bloom and the side of the townhouse is now bursting with colour and interest. Everyone who drives or walks down the sidewalk into the complex is greeted with my colourful garden improvements.
The edging wasn't quite completed this year, the ornamental cherry is slated for removal the next year, and the root will be ground down. It will be finished then.
I planted some giant sunflower seeds for fun, and boy they didn't disappoint. I'm sure they brought a smile to many faces.
And that was that, with a now newborn to take care of my gardening for this year is done.