Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Crested Garden

My herb and vegetable garden took the shape of a crest or an emblem so I decided to sketch one up using the lion featured on the wall paper of the library. Sun, foliage, flowers, birds and ribbon completes the composition - I should make a flag out of this.

Finished carving. The stripes of grass left are the width of the lawn mower, I think they help to keep moisture in the ground and provide good areas to step on when collecting my "bounty".

Now for planting: Heirloom tomatos, cucumbers, multi-coloured carrots, snow peas, sage, flat leaf parsley, rosemary, lavender, chive and garlic. I added Marigolds to repel bugs and to add some colour.

This year, I did not make the mistake of planting too close together, and finished with a good layer of mulch. Now to keep my beasts out of that area.

I made a trellis for the snow peas, which I will show you in my next post.


Mrs. D said...

Hi Anyes,

Yummy Snow peas! Love the Dusty Victorian crest. What colors will you paint the crest? Can you describe it for me?

Mrs. D

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Linda,
Glad you like my crest, thank you. That's going to be one of my rainy day project, but I would like to transfer the crest to my computer so I can play around with it and try different colour combinations. One of the combination will certainly be William Morris style.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Your crest is delightful, and I would certainly nominate you to be a herald! And I think you were very clever to make your garden paths the width of the lawnmower — sounds like the voice of experience!

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Mark,
Thank you so much. Yesterday, I tested the lawn mower in that area and the only piece giving me trouble was the one on the right - not much room to manuver because of the ceders. But over all it went well.

Laura said...

I LOVE it! I can't wait to see it all growing. You'll have to keep us updated.

At first I read that you had to "keep my BREASTS out of that area"... needless to say, I reread the sentence. LOL


The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Laura,
LOL, My beasts are the ones that are always a topic of conversation - understandably so :)
I will keep you posted on my garden. Thank you for droping in.