Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Growing terrace

I am so far behind on blogging I wonder if I’ll ever catch up (or what I’ll decide never to blog about anyway!). The last pictures you saw of the terrace were just after we’d planted the strawberries so it looked pretty much naked and bare.

It is looking great now. Here is what we have in there: strawberries, lingonberries, and cranberries in the terraces; rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries, cranberries, parsley, bee balm, ground cherries on the top. There are also some black-eyed susans and milkweed growing here and there.

As you know we had to dig out the back side of the terrace because of city codes. The plants seem to have survived so far and the one spreading ground cover is starting to come back.

I'm afraid the pictures really don't do it justice - or maybe I just took these on a day that was too bright. I'll keep trying and eventually you'll get to see a really good picture of it (or you'll just have to come over and visit!).

1 comment:

Karin McAdams said...

I just love plants that are all mixed together. I like your terrace a lot. Just added a couple of late-blooming perennial flowers to the planter, and I think that'll be exciting too. But on a much smaller scale.

I've been feeling sentimental about boysenberries, which my grandparents raised. Apparently the fad peaked about 1954, so now they're rare. But they need a lot of sun to grow, and neither I nor you has an excess of that. I may have to just reminisce.