My sweetheart and I made some nice looking square feet gardens that I've put in my front yard. This is the only place around my house where the sun shines for over 6 hours, which is the minimal amount of hours needed to have a good crop! I made lots of changes in my front yard including placing a really nice fence all around it and tearing down a huge conifer which was blocking the sun from entering my front yard a big part of the morning (sorry birds!).
After the gardens had been put in place and filled up with garden soil and compost and of course some organic vegetable seeds, I covered the gardens with a frame with netting and plastic on top to speed up the growing process of the veggies and to protect the veggies from the cold nights (and cats!).
On the left against the new fence you can see some raspberry plants. I also have 3 new blue berry plants (left and right from the terrace). The plan is to plant some pumpkin and zucchini plants in the garden right behind the square feet gardens.
Here are some photos of my new front yard!
The first veggies!
Today it more or less looks like this. This photo was taken at the end of the afternoon right before the sun disappears from my garden. I placed the green netting on top of the soil because there are a lot of cats in the neighborhood who would love to drop their needs in the garden!
Because I've been so busy with the garden I often felt too tired to pick up my art gear. However I did find some leftover time and managed to make a couple of pages in my mermaid shaped journal for the Mermaid Circus! Great class BTW!!
Teesha style collage with a little bit of painting (body).
Jane/Teesha style collage with also a little bit of painting (body).
This one is mostly drawn or painted with just a little collage (arms and fish).
Well, I hope to be back soon with some new art work and photos of my garden, but don't count on it! ;)