Monday, April 25, 2011

Raised Garden Beds

Now that spring is coming we are very excited to start a garden!  We have the perfect place for it this year on the side of house.  It has basically been wasted space for the last year, so we decided to put it to use and plant our garden there.
We got some wood from a deck that my husband's parents had torn out the previous year and were able to make two 8 foot by 4 foot raised garden beds!  And when I say we made the raised beds, I mean my husband made them!  But I planted all the plants and seeds.
Right now we have a bunch of plants started: arugula, spinach, cilantro, parsley, peas, onions, radishes rosemary, chives, bok choy and carrots!  It will be a fun summer tending to our new garden!  We also have our spoon garden markers in there so we can remember where we planted all of our seeds.

This weekend we also put bark in the flower beds in our back yard.  It made them look so much better!  Here's a picture before we added bark.
Kind of boring looking before.  And here is what it looked like after we added the bark!
I think it looks so much better.  The holes there are where we started potato plants!  Here's another part of our yard with the bark.

10 comments:

  1. great garden beds! I did the same thing to my garden, (well the hubby did) this weekend over here in oregon, found you on sew chatty monday party. cheers!

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  2. Oh it looks amazing...what a lovely yard!

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  3. That looks like a great place for garden beds. I like how you thought to make them.
    Connie

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  4. Looks great! I'm hoping to get a garden going this year, too!

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  5. very pretty - I use the we word all the time too when I mean hubby but I think he's catching on! We have plans for raised beds this year too but it just snowed again here so waiting waiting waiting! happy spring!

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  6. I am so glad I found this! We are going to put in a raised garden but I can't decide exactly how I want it. I think I am leaning more towards one like yours. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. Those look great! I want some for my garden! I just featured your project on my blog. :)

    http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/05/link-party-monday-17.html

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  8. Oh it looks amazing...what a lovely yard!

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  9. Oh, what a great idea! The raised beds would definitely make the yard a lot more interesting. The bark was very helpful in adding life to your yard. So, how is your garden doing these days?

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