This garden has been abandoned for at least 10 years, just standing here I could see that back then it was a simple country garden with rows of corn and vegetables. I like the idea of having a simple garden, when I came to see the house a year ago I never expected that the property has a small garden in the backyard.
The path was covered with leaves, and I feel so much better being able to see the path to the garden now.
So far I’ve planted two persimmon trees that I purchased from Wat Lao Buddhavong in Virginia last summer.
I’m seeing a few buds on the tree, and hopefully it’ll produce fruits this year.
It’s still cold at night in our area, I think this will be the last week of frost and I’ll be able to plant the vegetables this weekend.
I purchased the lemongrass stalks from the Asian market and soaking them in water to grow roots.
The backyard has been a dumping ground for the previous owners, and through the piles of left over building materials I found a pile of old reclaimed barn wood. I was surprised to see this, not sure what to do with it yet. Some people use this to build a kitchen island to create the rustic look, or old farm table. I do love rustic furniture, but by the look of this, it’s a bit too rustic for me.
I found a dozen sheets of left over metal roof, building posts, and treated wood that Bo can use to build his new duck barn. There’s still many more piles to go through but first I have to work in my garden.