So here are my goals for 2011:
1. Build vegetable garden (Backyard)
The actual building part belongs to my husband, who has promised to build me a 3x5 raised garden bed in our sunniest plot of land. This will encroach our existing ramshackle paver patio, but we've started dismantling that already. My dream veggie garden is this potager ... dream on sister!2. Take down plum tree (Front yard)
The saga of the black knot ... why this tree isn't down yet is beyond me. I've been talking about this black knot since this blog started. (This was a multi-stemmed tree we inherited that had just started developing black knot when we moved in. Through the years we've taken down some of the trunks and are now left with 2.)3. Build garden bed around fence/hydrangeas (Back yard)
The moles, and voles, and opossums have already started this job for me (see previous post). I'm just going to edge out a bed and throw some mulch down. Simple.4. Get rid of plants (Front yard)
I hate the 2 Japanese Barberries in the front. The space might seem barren without them, but there are better shrubs out there (and I will find them).5. Visit more gardens
I'm going to take advantage that Babius Freemanii can't speak and say, "I don't want to go to a boring garden, mom." and visit a slew of gardens this spring & summer. I promise.