I know I'm impatient but I've never been a good "wait-er." It's not even winter yet and I'm already jumping ahead to spring. Fortunately with western Oregon's relatively mild climate (knock on wood) I am graciously afforded gardening opportunities even during the dreary months.
One night a few weeks ago while I was lying in bed thinking about--what else--the garden, it dawned on me that I've got about six feet of wasted space that I could be using for more plants. Duh. Here is the spot.
|This is the northeast corner of my garden that was originally intended to be a small cutting garden. |
Behind the green lattice, the east and north fences converge.
For the past several years that area has been a convenient spot for...
Most of my yard debris goes in to the two cans provided by the
waste company. But when I have too much, guess where it goes.
Yep. Right here.
|I've got pretty flowers--like pink California poppies...|
|And Sweet William to "hide" it all.|
Denial is a powerful thing.
|Here is a "before photo" from October. I've got a large mirror right behind the lattice,|
another (futile) effort to conceal the detritus.
|It's kind of ugly and icky, isn't it?|
|So, while leaves from the lilac bush cover foliage of the Williams, I'm out here making changes.|
|For the benefit of both you and me, I didn't take any photos of me loading the wheelbarrow with that sorry mess.|
But here you can see that it's gone and the trellis and mirror have been move to the very back of this spot
where the fences meet up.
|From Home Depot, I've ordered a 16 foot roll of reed fencing, (like what you see here)|
to cover the chain link fence.
|I will attach the reed fencing to the chain link fence on the left in this photo.|
Won't that look much better?
This is a full sun, hot location and I'm excited to see what I can grow here.
I'll keep you posted.
|Oh yeah, when unearthing everything, I found these long lost clippers.|
Are you planning for next year's garden?