Our Front Yard

Hubby, Tea, Tea’s buddy and I spent yesterday working on the flower beds in our front yard. I’ve never seen a place so filled with weed growth and even though I know this means our soil is healing, it’s still frustrating to try and make a pretty spot filled with low-maintenance perennials when the weeds are taking up more space than the plants. We, especially Hubby and Tea, worked hard weeding, putting down weed-block fabric and mulching yesterday. I am happy with the results. It’s a good spot between my goal of using on-hand materials for compost and mulching and Hubby’s very mainstream goal of having everything look like a flower bed at the mall. He’s coming around…

All of the stone we have used falls into the ‘found’ category. The granite was dumped at the shipyard by some unknown benefactor and the slate was something my father ordered, hated and had to get rid of. Now we have a nice little ‘tranquility’ garden that feels a bit more tranquil today than it did yesterday.

Japanese maple that was here and 2′ tall when we moved in and my 2 luscious lavender plants. That’s Thunder trotting past the tree.

Chocolate mint, a gift from my friend Lisa.

Planter boxes built by Hubby to replace the disintegrating wicker baskets. I love having a few herbs so close at hand when I’m cooking!

My rosemary bush. The puppies have knocked it down and made it submit to their superior energies. It used to be tall. Now it is wide.

Oregano and sage and bushes and mulch. Yum.

About Bettina Colonna Essert

Illuminated Magdalene High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.
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