This blog entry is a pictorial update of the yard at the house including the food production area plantings. Next weekend I'm hoping to post a similar set of dog-related photos after completing a few more dog-related projects.
The food production area is taking shape. There are more projects in the making but much has been accomplished.
|A row of 13 blueberry bushes is planted along the back fence.|
|9 fruit trees planted in home orchard style clusters|
|Beds constructed for the earthboxes and fig tree|
I bought 5 trees at Louisiana Nursery recently in the clearance area (90% off). I came home with $200 worth of nursery stock for $20. A few of the trees have been staked to encourage straighter growth but all seem happy in their new locations. At a different Louisiana nursery location I purchased a selection of azaleas and camillas from the clearance area. These have been planted outside the food production area in the main part of the backyard.
|Tree #1 Maple|
|Tree #2 Oak, Tree #3 and #4 Cedars|
|Tree #5 Maple|
|Pink camillas and pink ruffle azaleas planted along fence outside food production area|
The side and front yards continue to be improved and upgraded. The front yard beds have been completely redone (with help from a co-worker with a side landscaping business) including irrigation. The irrigation system needs to be expanded and automated but for now it is a huge improvement over what the house had at the time of purchase.