Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Map: Big Garden Plans















This was a piece for Woman's Day Gardening & Deck Design. I always pick up good ideas for my own garden while doing these.

This year we're ditching the containers and putting in a real vegetable garden. The hubby has cleared out a swath of land, and let's just say he's quite ambitious: it's a 30 x 40' plot. My back hurts already. (I wish I was kidding...) Who knows if we'll get the entire area planted the first season. Our soil is heavy clay and full of rocks and will need a lot of amending. Not to mention a deer fence. We've been argu... discussing how tall the fence should be. Hubby says 6 feet. No way, says I. At least 8-12. He forgets we have Deer-On-Steroids around here.

Next we have to decide whether to call it our Victory Garden, or our Michelle Garden. (If I can look that stylish while digging, Michelle's got my vote.)

6 comments:

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

that's a lot of weeding! nice map! i'll tell you right now i have never and will never look that good while gardening. LOL

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

on second thought, it' not really a map is it, more like a garden plan. are you going to plan your garden out and paint it first so your hubby knows exactly how you want things?

Diana Evans said...

oh wonderful...I so love gardening...this is a great piece!!!

Jennifer said...

Christine-- I'll plan it roughly... it's going to be touch and go this first year. I always chuckle at fancy garden catalog clothes... so clean! So expensive, just to go get all dirty and sweaty! But maybe black leggings and funky boots would be worth a try... ;-D

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Diana! Seems that many artist types love to garden... very cool. :-)

tlc illustration said...

I love the garden bed shapes in the back yard.... Hmmmmm..... I'll have to keep thinking as I add a few more beds.

Good luck with your ambitious new garden! :-)