The Pseudo- Elizabethan

So dear reader, you know I have been working hard at putting in my new gardens. Muddy (that’s mom) has a beautiful side lot which for the most part is uncultivated.

I started moving the plants from my old house over to hers several weeks ago. So far I have moved strawberries, blueberries, plums, grapes, raspberries, lilys, iris, hosta, lady’s mantle, lilac, and a plethora of herbs.

    I also moved three raised beds a few pillars and two trellis’. With these I have set in place a small pseudo-elizabethan garden. I say pseudo because I don’t have a sun-dial or a fountain and Lord knows I am absolutely refusing to put in more hedges. Good grief can you even imagine?! I am not even managing the hedges already on the property! Instead using the  raised boxes I have made a great enclosure. Not terribly traditional but an acceptable accommodation for me.

   Vegetables will go in the flanking boxes. Herbs are at the back. So far I have planted oregano, fennel, Echinacea, lemon balm, sorrel, and mint (in its own box of course). In the center I have a small box of strawberries and a dwarf cherry tree to keep with the tradition of having fruit at the center.

    The pillars and trellis at the back support grape vines and the trellis at the front supports a honeysuckle on one side and a rose on the other.

    I cannot even tell you how much satisfaction I have in getting this far in my garden plans! And… I HAVE LOST FIFTEEN POUNDS IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS!!!!

How are your garden plans coming?

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2 thoughts on “The Pseudo- Elizabethan

  1. Thank you, Pastor 🙂

    Wonderful of you to share your progress with us. Reading, I can’t help but think of the caterpillar -butterfly. When I think of that, I can’t help but think of us being transformed into His likeness. What a glorious day when He calls us unto Himself!!

    How is my gardening going? Right now I have mostly worms but the perennials are pushing through. Vegetable will dominate as always but the peonies and hostas are not making it easy for them 🙂

    Blessings and have a great weekend. Praying the Master Gardener will strengthen you as you labour.

    Thanks,
    ann

    P.S. bonus ‘health’ plan 🙂

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