I think this might make it official. The flags mark the footprint of our little addition. When we moved to our itty bitty bungalow 18 years ago, a lot of people thought we I was out of my mind. (Most still do!) One bedroom/one bathroom....about 1000 square feet. I read a lot about small houses. This one is huge compared to some.
One of the first things we did was to renovate the little (really little) 'other house' in the backyard that belonged to Molly Gibson, the cook for the original owners in the 1920's. (A live-in cook?!? Can you imagine?) It was in shambles. One contractor suggested we tear it down and put up a double-wide. (We didn't choose him.) We turned the single room into a teeny sitting room, a bitty bathroom, and a bedroom. It's cute. Perfect for guests, but intended for our son and his wife when they come to visit. (Daughter lives in town.)
And then Son and DIL had a baby. And another. And another. And another. And another!!! Eeeep! We're basically adding on a bunk room to the 'guest-house'! They're probably visiting in October. We have a goal.
So......since the backyard will be sort of torn up for awhile (sooner rather than later, I hope!!!), I spent this beautiful long weekend moving around yard 'art' and filling holes in the garden with things that will probably get bulldozed.
The bottle tree got moved closer to the main house...at least temporarily. Which meant all the bird feeders had to be moved.
I had one left over. So, it went where the zucchini lived last summer (and where it did GREAT!--yeah, I know it was in the middle of the perennial garden but who says veggies and flowers need to be separated?).
The zucchini got moved to an empty planter (can zucchini be a container plant?) in the vegetable garden (now that's novel, right?); it should have been planted in the raised bed, but that's been taken over by
rhubarb that I won't be able to harvest for at least another year (what a waste of space)
lettuce that is so darn happy now that the radishes are finally out of its way.
I ran out of herb pots (yes, that IS lettuce and an errant tomato plant in the pot that's crumbling)....and the sunny spot by the greenhouse is full...
so I filled in the
window boxes under the kitchen window that already had some herbs.
and the rest ended up under the birdbath.
Putting the raspberry plant
near the birdbath was a really really dumb idea.
A couple stray things found a home on the plant stand.
At this particular moment in time....everything is somewhere.
I'm done. (For now.)
It's time to enjoy the other flags....
Happy Memorial Day