Monday, September 19, 2011

The Growth of our Garden

In February 2010 we moved into our new house. It was 4 years old, but had never been lived in. The subdivision is new and our house was the show home. We loved the inside of the house, but the outside was lacking. Neither of us are grass people, so we set out to remove as much as possible and replace with trees, bushes, flowers, and edible plants.

We interviewed a few landscapers and decided on our local nursery, Forever Green. The plans they made for us were exactly what we were looking for.

The first step was to spray paint the sod removal areas. Below would soon become our garden and orchard.

In the spring of 2010, the retaining wall were installed.

With just a few months left before snowfall, we were able to plant a few items and build a temporary greenhouse. We were really looking forward to 2011!

Our time was limited due to training for Ironman Wisconsin, but we made the best of the time we had. We planted a lot of veggies that we had never grown before.

A lot of learning took place this summer, but we were happy with our harvest.
Planning has already started for 2012!


  1. Awesome garden, Daniela! You are sure to swim, bike and run faster with a belly full of the good stuff that comes from that little jewel!

    What is the Williams specialty?

  2. We love it all! But, I especially enjoy converting people to enjoy brussels sprouts.