Wednesday, June 12, 2013

An Early Morning Walk Through the Garden

Many mornings I start my day by having tea on the side porch. It is a place to watch the sunrise and plan out my day.

When I moved to Das Kleine Haus last August, there was virtually nothing but grass and weeds, with a dividing wire fence.

Working with the two spaces since early January, a new garden began to take shape.

The existing wire fence is now being used as a trellis for my cucumbers....

                       It won't be long before I can add them to a salad or make Icebox Pickles.

Have you ever grown fennel? This is my first year to give it a try. The bulb is a crisp vegetable that can be sautéed, stewed, braised, grilled, or eaten raw.

The fennel top reminds me of a delicate fern. Eventually it will flower and make seeds.

The dried fennel seed is an aromatic, anise-flavored spice used in cooking and sweet desserts.

I've also planted a fig tree that is producing a few figs. 

With the help of my handyman, Benjamin, and my pick-up truck, I have toted all the landscape rocks, pavers, new soil, and decomposed granite to the house.


                         Some of the daylilies I brought from the farm, have begun to bloom.

Most of the plants were purchased this spring.

The lean-to greenhouse is almost complete. The decorative trim, in the photo, is re-purposed from a previous project at the farm.

Projects are slow going because the carpenter is available only on Saturday. Here is where I will plant the seeds for next year's garden.

As you can see, he is a bit of a perfectionist. I asked for a place to set my seedlings on....this is what he came up with for the tiny space.

He said he angled the corner so I wouldn't bump into it. I'm so impressed!

Would you not agree....gardening is a great way to work out the daily stress of life?

Meggie Mac


  1. Your garden looks wonderful Meggie. I agree with the fact that gardening can soothe life's stresses. After the heart condition was diagnosed I spent a lot of time at the allotment - it was so peaceful there.Planting, gentle garden work, and even just being still there, definitely soothed my soul

  2. What I have seen of your garden is beautiful too! Thanks for dropping by today.

  3. Meggie, your garden and green house are wonderful!!! What a LOT of hauling and didggin and planting you have done. Soon you will be reaping the rewards of all your hard work!

  4. Your garden is lovely Meggie and all those fruits and veg, I think you are doing a good job with it.

  5. I so admire your porch--I think of breakfast there every time I read your blog.
    You have worked wonders with the garden! Congratulations on your accomplishments!

  6. Meggie, you have worked wonders and your eye for beauty and detail is evident everywhere. You have transformed the gardens into a haven of peace and beauty - productive too! The porch looks like the perfect place to sit and sip some iced tea and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Beautiful photography!


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