We have been wanting to get some raised garden beds for literally YEARS. But it was always put off for tomorrow, maybe next month, perhaps next year? WELL.. with this Covid19 confinement, and lets face it, no one knows when it will be safe to idly stroll through the grocery store produce department.. we got serious about it. We found these wonderful ones built by a very nice man in Sandy and put in an order, he delivered them the very next day! They are beautiful, made of galvanized roofing sides and pressure treated wood frame. He even has weed barrier fabric across the bottom.
The builder is a fireman and makes these as a side business.
I stood on the deck, out of the way, and watched in admiration at how he moved these singlehandedly off his trailer with a hand-truck and moved them into place.
Of course my beloved husband decided that the beds were in the wrong place and the next day he used his hand-truck and moved each of them - the shorter one by the chicken house and the taller one by the roses.
I hope this works out well - I had him put this bed so that it faced West so that it would get optimum sunshine for the veggies.
Yesterday my sister told us that they had their raised bed soil delivered by a place that uses a conveyor to fill the beds so we gave them a call and again, they said they could come tomorrow. Fast forward to today we went out to make sure the beds were exactly where we wanted them before they filled them with soil. I snapped a photo of the house.. for fun.
This is the deeper one, see the weed barrier fabric on the bottom? I used my iPhone level app and it was surprisingly level!
While we were waiting for the soil delivery I snapped a photo of the progress of my deep purple lilacs.. it won't be long now until I can have big bouquets of these beauties on the dining table!
And the white lilac is nearing bloom, too. :-D
Happily the daffodils in the big pot are still beautiful.
I think we need to buy more tulip bulbs!
We heard the big huge truck when it was still a half mile away! The skillful driver actually backed it in our driveway. What is amazing is he uses a handheld remote control to maneuver the truck and the conveyor! Do you see the soil being shot into the box? We got 4 cubic yards of 3 way soil - it consists of mixtures of subsoil, sand, composted yard wastes, sawdust and manures. We got a bit extra to use in our hanging baskets.
See how big the truck is? The next step will be to wait until near Mother's Day, May 10th, to order our veg, herb starts and flowers and bring them home and plant them. Yes, I did get seeds also but have decided to get some small plants to get a head start and fill in with seeds.
This is the sunny side of the black bamboo.
Kristi had to run an errand nearby so she and Caleb stopped by - we practiced social distancing and visited with them from 12 feet away! It was good to chat with them, we really miss spending time with our son and his family.
Our Double Golden Kerria Globe Flower is in bloom. It lives in harmony with our huge Rhododendron.
My experiment to use a larger font on my blog failed.. for me. I have my browser set for LARGE font and so the type was way too big for me to read my own blog. So, I lowered the size of my browser (Chrome) to Medium.. then when I went to one of my favorite blogs I couldn't read her text as it was tiny. SO.. sorry for those who liked the bigger font. Perhaps you could go into the settings of your browser and make the font bigger? But I will go back to what worked for me. OK.. off I go to get some sunshine and fresh air. We have the windows open to freshen the house, it's lovely.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)