The infamous raised bed of doom. It looks harmless enough…after two years!
A lot of trees had to die (not to mention some serious aesthetic sense) to create these retaining walls. The second level are grasses that have been cut back. It’s off the radar for this summer…I think. The lower bed was a border of yucca interspersed with – remember right next to the pool, can you guess? – cacti!
This shot really doesn’t tell the story. That’s a foot and a half down and I’m not done.
This is a new bed I added this season. Why? This spot gets the most sun and I want to do vegetables with the kids. I always do a couple tomatoes and last year, I did a bean teepee for Beanie which she loved. Note the bed along the fence in the background, our 80 foot shade garden that still hasn’t been mulched. Whoopee thank you!
This is opposite the new bed, against the garage. It was existing, I really haven’t done anything except pull it out a little. Note the grass, which was quite lush two weeks ago. Apparently, you can’t run a wheelbarrow over a path a hundred times without some wear.