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April 30th, 2015

When we first arrived I laid out the little potager behind the house with diagonal walkways and a circular center bed. I really love this layout, especially with the way this garden orients towards the house and with the size. I’ve expanded the garden each year by about three or four feet on each side. It’s about twice as big as it was when I arrived 3 years ago. The result is now the walkways seem way too narrow.
potager 2 (2)
I’ve added boxwoods on either side of the entrance path, knowing I’d expand the walkways to make them wider. Now comes the work of widening the walkways. I’m moving a few perennials that are too close to where the new pathways edges will be.
potager 1 (2)
I don’t mind changing things in the garden, in fact that’s once of the things I love about gardening. Change is easy in the garden, plants can be dug up and moved and do quite well.
potager 2
Eventually this garden will become a soft fruit garden. The four triangular beds will be filled with different types of strawberries, there will be hedges of blueberries around the outside edges. Raspberries will fill in the lower hillside and I might even get a dwarf cherry tree to plant in the middle of the circular bed.


Do you ever make changes in the garden? Do you enjoy it?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.