Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Field trip to my new garden!

Our view
Wow, I realized it's been a year since my last post. What have I been up to? Well, mostly chasing around a very energetic 22-month old and a three-and-a-half-year-old. But on top of that we sold our old house with my beloved garden, bought a new house right on the Ipswich River and have taken on the task of completely relandscaping it with native plants and shrubs. Plus, adding a veggie garden, of course.

One completed section of woodland border

Two yards of loam: BEST TOY EVER!
So come on over to my new blog: A Riverside Garden Makeover: from nothing to native paradise in one summer.  Our landscaping project is also partially funded by a Federal grant from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, which means our yard will become a demonstration garden for the grant program (the pressure is on!)  It's going to be quite the journey for me and my whole family, and we're really excited about it. You can never have too much playing in the dirt!


  1. I went over and checked out your other blog and wondered if you will be keeping up both of them or just the other one? Welcome back, Kate! And I can only imagine what running after those two would be like... :-)

  2. Hi DJan! Nice to hear from you!!! :) I'm not sure if I'll keep up with the Holdfast Seeker, maybe from time to time. It's not so much the blog writing but keeping up with everyone else's blogs that's so time consuming (as I'm sure you know). So I'll pop in from time to time, but will probably be focusing on the gardening blog since it's been hinted that it's well-appreciated by the folks involved in awarding me the grant to do the landscaping (pressure, huh? :)

    thanks for stopping by! I LOVE seeing your name in my inbox, it's like an old friend popped by for tea. -kate

  3. Your new place is great, overlooking a river! :D But in any case, being an owner of a veggie garden myself, I felt compelled to tell you this. The most important thing is to make sure you’ve landscaped your garden properly. If you plan to widen the bed, you should place stepping stones so you don’t compress the soil when working on it. I hope you’re literally enjoying the fruits of your labor! :D

  4. Well, there’s really some pressure on your part if your garden is the demo garden. You know, the real challenge will be how you’re going to keep your garden fresh and wonderful. You must maintain the great landscape and tend to the plants diligently so that they will remain beautiful. So how’s your garden doing so far?

  5. How are you keeping up with the landscaping activity now? Being funded by an organization for some big cause means a lot of pressure, but I'm sure you can work your way up to their high standards. You just have to believe in yourself, and keep your passion alive.


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