This weekend was unbelievably beautiful here in Northern California! I took advantage of the nice weather and satisfied the craving I’ve had lately to do some work in the yard. Since now is an excellent time to plant bare root, I headed to my local Lowe’s to check out their selection. I came home with two pear trees (for the orchard) and a weeping cherry (for Shadow’s pen). I’ve been wanting to plant one of those for a really long time now and thought it would make Shadow’s spot a little prettier. I also came home with roughly sixty little tubs of lavender.
Since we finally finished the patio and walkways around the house, I decided that it was time to get some landscaping in. The back side of the house has rosemary lining the pathways and I wanted something different. I have been waging war with the deer since I moved in with Mike several years ago, and finally came to the conclusion that I need to plant what I know they won’t eat. Rosemary, lavender, pine, and St. John’s Wort are all on the safe list (unless the deer are really hungry, in which case all bets are off). I saw a really pretty picture on Pinterest that showed a garden pathway with lavender growing all around it – that’s what I’m aiming to duplicate here.
I think it turned out really nice and will look even better once they fill in. Now I just have to contain my gardening impulse until spring comes around!