Sunday, July 13, 2014

Our new garden



The garden before.

The garden after.


It was hard work. Jay, like the incredible man he is, put is head down and got to work after Easter. The garden project had simmered in his head all winter and it was now or never even if it was the most busy time around at work.

He did all the hard labor of moving stones, digging soil, cutting and building boxes. He measured to perfection, leveled the ground, moved the soil. Not just once but multiple times. And 5 weeks later after spending every free moment resulting in hours outside in the garden, he planted seeds and baby plants as it already was late May. And me? I guess I was a cheerleader. Cheering him on in rain and sunshine, overcast and chilly winds. Making sandwiches and admiring his determination.

He is like that my man. He puts his mind to something and the commitment to finish his project is the only thing on his mind. We are very different like that, as you know I tend to start with burning desire and quickly drop out on a project as I easily let myself get distracted by something new to try out.  So my projects tend to be half done around the house. Jay's project are finished. I am so happy that the garden is finished. It looks incredible and all our neighbors have been sneaking around peeking over our fence in admiration. Yes, he did a good job my man.

The plants are finally thriving after somewhat a little rough start. The flowers are in full bloom attracting butterflies and the neighbors bees. We pick our own veggies for dinner and I can't wait for the green beans and beets to get ready... Tonight I'll make a big salad with chicken skewers on the grill.  And maybe I throw some Haloumi cheese on the grill as well. Yum!

Kärlek
Annette




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35 comments :

  1. What a huge and beautiful transformation!!! It looks as though it has been masses of work, but it will be well worth it I am sure, hope that you enjoy your veggies and fruits! xx

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  2. wow that's amazing (can I use this for my Pinterest account) Amanda x

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  3. Well done! You're going to love gardening in raised beds: they're your back's best friend. There is a book out called Postage Stamp Gardens (1975) that we used to get multiple crops in a year. Amazon has it, http://www.amazon.com/Postage-Stamp-Garden-Book-Little/dp/0874770351/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405348382&sr=8-1&keywords=Postage+Stamp+Gardens

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  4. Annette, your garden is beautiful. Your husband did an awesome job. I especially like the water source coming out of the ivy. Have a blessed day!

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  5. I really enjoy your posts. What a great work your man did!! I love the place you live (but I think I said that before). It's like a dream al those pictures on your blog. I love it. Have a really nice day!!!

    Lovely Greetings Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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  6. OMG what a lovely garden!. Can I borrow your man for some labour?
    Once when we live in our own hous, not a rented one, I will have a garden like that.
    Enjoy the fruits of his labour.

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  7. Olá Annette,estou encantada com essa imagem,que determinado é o Jay,parabéns.Boa semana a todos por ai.Beijo.Valéria.(Brasil).

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  8. I love your garden!!! I love the place you live is beautiful!!

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  9. This garden of yours is quite amazing! Your man did a wonderful job, I think I am quite jealous!! Enjoy your garden en bon appetite when you are having your home grown vegetables :-)

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  10. IL est génial ce jardin ! Bravo pour tout le travail accompli ! Have a nice evening !

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  11. It's wonderful! Looks so tidy and neat. Wish my garden looked so good. lol

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  12. Oh my my what a beautiful garden... I am terribly jealous.. :)

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  13. Brilliant garden! What a fantastic space!

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  14. Everything looks GREAT! And eating your own veggies! Nothing is better!

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  15. The garden looks productive and wonderful. All good workers need a loud cheerleader. Well done on that job. I love the little church too. Where is that from?

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  16. I love your raised vegetable beds/boxes they look really smart. What a fabulous location

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  17. Wow, Annette, it looks wonderful! You made a great job! It is my dream :)
    Have a great time in your garden :)
    Jolana

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  18. I love that kind of garden.
    We made this in our garden because of the marmots and now it is great.
    No more marmots in the garden, it is clean and beautiful.
    Great job!
    Miss.

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  19. The garden is a labor of love for both of you. Congratulations.

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  20. Oh! Oh oh oh! I LoVE your garden!

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  21. The new garden looks fantastic. Your husband has done really well. We've just had dinner where everything but the pineapple came from our own garden and hens.

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  22. I LOVE you new garden. Would you husband like to visit South Africa and do the same for me at my new house ;-)
    I did a smaller version of it a couple of years ago, but alas, a humongous termite colony put an end to my plans ans steadily ate the wooden frames.

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  23. Wow your garden is impressive. Hats off to you and your hubby.

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  24. It's lovely, what a lucky girl you are to have a handy man who is so motivated! And lucky him that he has you to cheer him on too. The garden looks really smart and will be fab when it's filled with lovely things!

    S x

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  25. Fantastic work - it looks amazing!

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  26. What a wonderfull garden ! I love it !!!
    Alexine
    http://carlavivi.canalblog.com/

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  27. Wow, you really are a lucky woman! A lovely garden and a lovely husband! It looks great!

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  28. What a lovely garden! ✿ One day I will have a garden like that. :) My hubby must see it.

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  29. Oh I have such garden envy right now!

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  30. OMGoodness....I LOVE your garden space <3 Your husband did an awesome job! I wonder if I show my hubby he will help me make something as beautiful. How wonderful to have all that fresh produce to enjoy :) I only grow tomatoes, since nothing else will thrive, but I always dream of having a garden like yours or Miaslandliv's
    Smiles, DianeM

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  31. Love, love. love this garden!

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  32. Amazing....lovely transformation...the hardwork is really visible... Hats off..... inspirational too... Do complement him on my behalf....

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  33. What an amazing transformation! Well done!

    Greetings from Belgium,
    Ingrid

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Kärlek
Annette

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