Building the garden

Slowly but surely, things are moving along.  Shayne and I went to Lowes for lumber on Monday, he cut it yesterday, and today he actually started building the beds.  I'll have 4 new beds, each 4'x8' and 11" deep.  I have a can of amber shellac I'm not using for anything, so I might use it to seal/stain the wood to make it look nicer and a little more weatherproof.  The beds should be ready for final assembly by tomorrow or Saturday.  Yay!

I've decided to keep the single little bed we made last year.  We're going to arrange the new beds around it, making it look like the "5" side of dice.  The shallower original bed will be for strawberries.  I'd like to put a small picket fence around the entire garden, then plant some herbs and perennials around the edges.

I've got this image in my head that I just can't get to jive with our yard.  Every time I look in the side yard, I get this sinking feeling...  Like no matter how hard I try, the garden just isn't going to look the way I want it.  Maybe it's because the property line just looks so terrible.  It's overgrown with weeds, raspberry bushes, and God-only-knows-what.  I'm not even sure how to fix it.  Napalm, maybe??

1 comment:

Shane said...

I'm not sure how much you have used shellac before, but it isn't very durable against the sun and moisture. Spar urathane would be a better choice for weatherproofing :)