... and found the first rose
This is a climbing variety, still in a pot since I've not finished digging all the beds.
But, oh, how wonderful to see it.
tomatoes mingling with daisies,
chamomile blooming in a pot,
and the promise of more roses.
Around February, I suggested to my husband that we put up a fence BEFORE finishing the kitchen renovation. I'm sure he thought he was hearing things.
We went ahead with the fence and I'm so glad we did. We now have a private yard and a garden safe from the marauding deer. In fact, we rarely see signs of deer anymore whereas before they used our front lawn as their bathroom stop. Even though the front is still open, they don't come through often.
My vegetable garden is not organized in neat rows or squares. I've usurped the flower beds and have planted a few lettuces in a border, beanpoles among the escallonia, tomatoes alongside daisies - wherever I could find some space. Maybe next year we'll put in proper beds. For now, I'm just glad to be able to potter about my yard.
The kitchen reno is nearly completion as well, and then we'll be free to enjoy our yard to the full!