A journal documenting the trials and tribulations of gardening on the rocky coast of Downeast Maine. My attempt at keeping in touch with my many friends and loved ones who live all across the nation.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Whilst wandering through the garden yesterday, I couldn't help but remember how it looked in early 2004 when it was just brand new. We had finished the fence in 2003 and I had begun digging the perennial beds around the inside perimeter, which is actually our septic leach field! Since our property is heavily wooded and has lots of granite ledge, there is precious little land on which to garden and the leach field was full of rocky sand. However, with the addition of lots of composted manure, topsoil and sweat equity, we have managed to eke out a fairly decent bit of color. Our only restriction is that we cannot plant any trees or woody shrubs on the leach field since their roots would eventually burrow into septic system. Annuals and perennials, having shallow root systems seem to be ok.
We also have a small veggie garden in back, but that's a blog for another day.
Gardening and knitting fanatic! I love digging in the dirt (what little I have of it!) My zone 5 garden is located on 2 1/2 heavily wooded, rocky acres on the coast of Downeast Maine and is shared by Hubby and our two cats, Spike and Sluggo. When unable to garden, I love to knit, cook, pursue my photograpy, bake and read numerous other blogs.