The staff has been on hand this week as I’ve randomly taken time on different days to clean out this side of the studio gardens. It’s not time to plant here yet, but I figure if I clean out a little at a time, I’ll be ready. This big bed was used previously for growing tomatoes, peppers, and herbs. I took two tomato cages out of it. (I will not be planting any vegetables in this area because of the chickens.) I left a rosemary plant that might possibly have made it through the winter. We’ll see. I can’t usually get rosemary to over-winter, but then I didn’t plant this one! And if it lives, that will totally explain it.
Today I finished up the job with dumping a bunch of mulch in the bed.
And I gave this area a haircut.
I still don’t know what I’m going to do about that inconvenient grass on the knoll. Somebody told me that donkeys don’t eat flowers. Mowing grass seems so wasteful. Grass is FOOD. I’m considering fencing in the entire house and yard area and bringing in Jack and Poky. Or maybe Patriot. I’m told horses don’t eat flowers either. IS THIS TRUE?
I also cleaned out and mulched this narrow bed to the side of the house.
Not sure what all is growing in there, so if I wasn’t sure it was a weed, I left it until I decipher whether or not there are some perennials coming up in there. Probably, they’re just weeds, but I’m only two-tenths of a master gardener, so don’t expect me to know.
Up next, I’ll clean out and mulch the beds at the front of the house and also tackle the large rose garden on the other side of the studio. There are quite a few bulbs, flowering bushes, etc, all around the house and studio, so what I’ll be adding when the time comes will probably be lots and lots and LOTS of flowering annuals. I think it will be beautiful.