Beep, Beep, the plant car is here! Jump on it if you can find a spot. And be careful for the rose bushes!
While the vegetables are growing in the garden, this past weekend we headed to Lowe’s to pretty much buy all their fruit bushes and Rhododendron plants that they had. We had 5 big garden carts filled with berries, trees and flowers going down the checkout aisle, while people marveled on how we were going to fit it into our tiny little car. Our small neon yellow Honda Fit has carried quite a lot since we got it in the Fall, people are always amazed by how much it can carry! I’m not sure if we could have fit any more plants in it, branches were literally reaching out and tickling our noses in the front seat.
Surprisingly none of the plants even broke a branch being tucked in to the car. Gently I pulled them out of the car and wheeled them over to the area of grass that Matthew just mowed so we could begin plotting out our berry patch.
The berry patch is laid out that each berry has it’s own row, with raspberries to the right, strawberries to the left and other berries in between. This picture doesn’t look like much but this is almost 50 berry plants! Let’s see how it looks at the end of Summer.
Besides that we also planted Rhododendrons (varieties: PJM, Anah Kruschke, Boursault, English Roseum) and Roses (Knock Out and Flamingo Kolorscape) all along the outside of the garden on 3 sides. Can’t wait to see them bloom to add some color to the super green landscape.
Lastly, we added this beautiful Sky Trails Serbian Spruce to the land. He’s shaggy and beautiful!
And speaking of trees… remember when we planted our Christmas tree? We were worried it wasn’t going to survive but check out all the new growth we spotted on it! *Dances* I’m so happy!
Now comes the task of trying to keep the deer away from the berries!
What types of fruit are you growing this year? Let me know in the comments!