a little more demo and hole digging had to happen before the new plants were delivered.
taking out one of many chokecherries
trying to dig holes where the wall of shrubbery was the day before.
more brush removal
soil left over from starting the raised veggie beds
plant delivery with a fancy crane
new plant locations: two new pears flank the assembled fire pit (our old boiler). on the left is a d'anjou pear, on the right is a red bartlett.
two highbush blueberry bushes (in soil amended with peat even though we have pretty acidic soil)- on the left is patriot, on the right is chippewa.
wee hollyhock seedlings look on from inside
the veggie garden
some things are already up! sugar snap peas, onions, broccoli, lettuce, radishes, scallions...in the front right bed are plants transplanted from ithaca- walking onion, chives, sage, thyme and garlic planted last fall from our friends in ithaca.
a stanley plum
the ornamental onion bed
summer sweet clethra
Amelanchier laevis, serviceberry, or shadbush
serviceberry 'autumn brilliance'
the old boiler. though no pictures were taken during its assembly know this: just the middle section weighs hundreds of pounds! we couldn't take any pictures because we were both on duty the whole time. think pulley system with a winch and ladder, plus a car jack, 2x4s and bricks.