Ithas been a while since my last article. Today is a follow up on my
progress in creating my Mary Garden. Let me tell you, this DIY project is my
most ambitious to date. From the video
below, you see, although not finish, it was in the article, Jetta
among the Saints, that I introduced my plans to create the garden with the limited
space in the backyard.
Back then I thought that
the area was more shaded because of the three oak trees there. However, I have
watched the rising and setting of the sun, as well as the change in directions
in that area, and I have discovered that more sunlight comes in there than I first
thought. This is a plus and it means depending on the season I can do more
As I stated above this
project is still a work in progress and I am looking to this fall and winter creative
In this concrete portion
of the yard, I added a couple of mats of artificial grass since there is no
grass. It’s a nice touch and I like the quality of the mats because they look
like real grass. I can also vacuum them. Oh
yeah! Oh yeah!
Click to enlarge photos.
Here is Mother Mary. One day
this week, I will plant these flowers around her, and the same goes for Saint
Frances of Assisi on the opposite side.
Stanley helped me with
the mulch and we made this raised bed out of a pair of damaged side rails of a
queen-size bed. ‘Waste not want not’.
Recycling is good. Nevertheless, this is where I will plant mycollard, mustard, and turnip greens this year.
Over here is my standing
raised bed where I have already planted some “all-weather lettuce”. It is a wild lettuce with a slightly earthy flavor. They can also be added to greens
for cooking. The same is true of Romaine lettuce.
These are the areas I still need to finish, but is for another day, as today I am poop.
The unfinished rear of the house.
Check out my video. below. There is one blooper. In it, I called Saint Francis, Saint Joseph. Common mistake since Saint Joseph is Mary's husband. Saint Frances is the patron saint animals and the founder of the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of Saint Clare,
the Third Order of Saint Francis, and the Custody of the Holy Land.
Well, this is the end of
my follow-up. I hope you find it of interest.