Spring is full bore, and our wabi-sabi garden is set to explode with life. The hummingbird feeders are out, the bird bath is flipped and filled. The adjacent lot is more manicured and reclaimed than it has been since we’ve owned it, since we’ve owned our house even…
The back most raised bed has been boxed in with cedar-frames lined with bird netting to keep the squirrels out of our veggies. That bed is already producing handfuls of spring radishes. It also houses parsnips that carried over from last fall, a red striped and a white beet, and purple baby bok choy.
This is our third year in our wabi-sabi cottage. The plants we transplanted from the old house, and the gifts from my in-laws, have rooted well and are spreading like crazy.
the dwarf iris from my in-laws, planted in the first year, have proliferated. from three shovel sized clumps, we now have three long strips are plants. the early blossoms were dense and delightful in the fading winter.
the creeping phlox went in the fall of our first year and is well on its journey to fill the slope of our front yard. at the right time of day, the flowers match our house color. this makes me indescribably happy.
bearded iris from the in-laws’ farm bud out in front of the hostas we brought from the old house. a volunteer columbine nestled in the irises come from first year plantings nearby.
unproductive daffodils found in the side yard lawn have been split and moved and were multitudinous this year.
four or five varieties came out of the clumps I discovered our first year here.
the gifted bearded iris green up beneath an establishing forsythia.
Additionally, tomato and pepper varieties are sprouting from seed in the kitchen. I am researching the hardening off process, considering we had massive loss during the learning curve last year.