Now that you know, more or less, the locations of my various gardens, it’s time to try (if I can get the images to show) to show you the current state of them. Here’s a view of the front; behind me is the Fraser River, far below. On the way down to it there is a railway track and a lower subdivision, followed by the river. The house faces south-east so this area gets a lot of sunshine and is extremely dry in summer. Therefore I’m attempting to create a xeriscape border/rockery in front of the fenced Veggie garden to the right of the driveway.
To the left of the car is another dry, but more shaded border, at least in the afternoon. The Trees of Heaven (I think that’s what they are – nobody seems to know) provide shade in the afternoons. This has a Spirea bush, lots of Calendulas, 3 Northern Sea Oats grass plants, a couple of Ornamental Oregano, var. “Kent Beauty” plants and various succulents growing under the trees.
Left of that are the exposed foundations of the part of the garage that I tore down before installing the new blue metal roof on the remainder. Eventually, I hope to use the same type of roofing on the house as well. Anyway, it’s upon these foundations that I place the pots of veggies that I’m trying out. Last year, tomatoes, this year, peppers. They need an awful lot of watering, so this year I might install some sort of drip irrigation system to save time and water.
The brown fence at the far left belongs to the neighbour.
Well, I tried putting the image at the top and writing beneath it, but I wasn’t able to get anything there, which is why today’s image is once again at the bottom. Maybe next time!!