Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Update - Attack the Shrubs and Share the Hostas

Last month I posted about removing the shrubs and hostas in the back yard to make room for next year's garden. Click here to see the original post.


Well, the 25+ hosta plants were given away via One of the women even gave me three tomato plants when she came to pick up her plants. She wasn't sure of the variety as they were "volunteers" from last years plants but it looks like they may be cherry tomatoes. The plants have been blooming like mad and fruits are just now forming so Mr. Gooch and I are waiting to see what type we end up with.

The biggest job, the cutting of the shrubs (thanks Dad for letting us borrow your chain saw) and digging out the stumps is now complete. We had no idea that the stumps would be such a pain to remove or that there were so many of them. We had to dig down at least 2 feet on each of the 20 stumps. We ended up breaking up the digging/chopping sessions since trying to get them all at once would have probably given us heart attacks.

But the after picture is fabulous, don't you think? I now have so much room for a garden. I am already starting to lay out what I plan to plant where.

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