Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DIY Update (Part 2)

We started a little DIY project over the Memorial Day weekend, where we quickly learned that it takes more than a 60 lb. jackhammer to remove four thick slabs of concrete. Fail! Luckily, we were able to hire a nice local company with much bigger machinery, and they were able to break it all up and remove it. Budget blown, but project saved!

Sometimes, you've gotta stop and smell the roses lavender

 As you can see below, we have a lot of plants in containers that we are just dying to get into the ground.  Kind of an embarrassing mess to show you right now, but soon it will be divided into well-organized plots. 

Our large messy container garden before concrete removal

For now, we have a big blank canvas.  We need to get a truckload of dirt and do some rototilling before we can actually plant anything, but getting rid of the concrete was half the battle.

All gone (two different views)

Some of the things currently growing in our container garden (and the reason why we want to get things in the actual ground).  They're not quite ready yet, but getting closer. 

Clockwise from right: pears, blueberries, sugar snap peas, and raspberries
And that's all for now, folks.  I will do another update once we get (much) further along.


Stephanie said...

I love that you're growing a garden! Those berries look amazing already. I wish I had just a little bit of space to grow some pretty green things.


Lorena said...

OMG ! how amazing, this is my dream come true.
I planted a MANGO tree in a pot in my balcony, I am hoping to at least get a leaf.

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