September – A new herb garden

I can never have enough garden space.  And, we had a problem hillside that I just couldn’t  tame.  A new garden seemed like the perfect solution; but nothing is ever easy.  We planned a retaining wall made of landscape ties, some landscape fabric to suppress the weeds and a load of top soil to create a herb garden right outside the back door.  After three trips to Home Depot for extra supplies, and a full weekend of work, it finally came together.  It looks pretty good – don’t you think?!

 

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A truck load of landscape timbers – yes, the truck does come in handy.
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A mess of a hillside and it’s always full of weeds.
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It took some careful planning.
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Slowly taking shape.
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Covered in landscape fabric and filled with some decent dirt.
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And its starting to look pretty good — better than what we started with!
It filled in nicely and gave us lots of fresh herbs this summer. Now I wonder which ones will winter over.