There are only 4 more weeks until I am 100% on summer break from teaching. I can’t believe it’s so close! I finish up at North Star a week early, which is exciting because it means that I can sleep in for my last week at Galileo. I am really looking forward to the days though, so I can start to really focus on my yarn and house. There is so much to do, but I find myself without a lot of time to accomplish everything I want/need to. Between my two teaching jobs and working at the gym part time, I haven’t really gotten to enjoy everything and get dirty. It has been wonderful, though, seeing all the things that have started to pop up in my yard!
The lilies of the valley are beautiful, and surrounded by iris’ that have yet to bloom. You can see around my little tree stump some random bulbs that I can’t wait to produce flowers. The pile of rocks was short lived-by boyfriend and I went on a little adventure the other week to collect them for the yard. I need so many more, and so I expect a good amount of my summer will be spent exploring BLM land and brining back trunk loads filled with rocks (it’s legal-I looked it up!). These went directly to lining some of the already established landscaping, and then around my brand new cherry tree!
I still need to put mulch around it, but it’s already so happy! I have to put fences around everything new I plant, because the dogs like to rough-house in the yard and don’t really understand not to run over new plants. I don’t mind though, all the cages look find so far, and the plants are doing beautifully. Some of them are even getting ready to bloom, or making little babies! I planted two peony plants, and only one is making flowers right now, but I think the other will in time!
I also planted a row of lilies (one is even already making a baby!), strawberries in a planter, and my roommate made me a new garden bed! I took apart the old one, turned it into one bed instead of two (halved it), and moved it over beneath the lilac trees.
I think I will plant herbs in the small one, and then veggies in the big one. I still need to get more ‘dirt’ for the planters though, and then I need to enclose them so the dog don’t lay in them. Hopefully I’ll have time next week to finish filling them, and then next week I plan on planting after work! I’m so excited!
I say this every time, but I’m also excited about starting to blog again. I’d love to keep documenting the process of renovating my yard, but also some of the art I’ve been working on. I’ve been doing a lot of painting lately, and someday I’ll set up my ceramics studio in the garage. It’s just so hard when there is so much planting to be done. Soon, though. Soon I will be off for the summer, and even though it will be a busy summer, it will be calmer than the school year. There are so many changes happening right now, but all those are a story for another day!