New Garden Design

Last year was a very busy year. Among other things I was working on my business full time, starting the alterations of the existing garden beds and having a baby.

It was important to make a start on the garden asap as I really wanted to get some fruit trees growing so that they are fruiting by the time my baby, Daphne is old enough to be able to go out, pick them and eat them straight from the tree.

I also wanted to get the veggie gardens up and running as I felt it was important to eat as much homegrown produce as possible and have homegrown veggies for Daphne to eat when she starts on solids.

Not all of this is happening right away, especially the big things like the pool and the front deck but it’s good to have a plan so that you have a long term goal to work towards.

Have you transformed your gardens? I would love to see what you have done!

Existing garden setup

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We have been in our new house for 5 months now and I have managed to witness the garden in late summer to mid winter. This has given me a pretty good idea of how much sun and shadow different areas of the garden get.

Also, I now have a good idea about different wind directions and which parts of the garden are protected and which ones aren’t.

So, I decided the best way to proceed was do up a plan, listing each plant variety (as much as I could) and draw up their placements.

I will be redesigning the backyard so as to have a direction for my landscaping. We would love to have a combination of natives as well as fruit trees. We also want to add possible features such as a fire pit and pool and so I will need to see if I can design a space for them.

I will share my progress as it is made.