Loosing a tree; gaining a new garden space and potager

DSCF5704We lost a beautiful big cedar tree to a nasty beetle which attacked the tree and killed it. The tree had to be taken out- it was so dry. We were sad to loose the tree. But as with all change, comes opportunity. I was looking for another space in the garden where I could grow some more vegetables. With the hedge to the right of this space, the potager gets morning sun and late afternoon sun but misses the heat of the midday.
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I was experimenting with the lattice to try and cover up the ugly old shed. I was thinking that I could grow something up the lattice. After a little clean-up,  it was fun to try to visualize a new space and use what we already had. photo (5)

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I covered the fence on the left with a willow screen. I painted the shed out of the picture with a flat black.

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I found these two fence pieces at the hardware store where I bought the lattice. They were only $1.69 each. They are attached to a post in the ground with string (for now) I like the impression they create of a gate.

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I’m still trying to decide if I would like to have lattice for the little fence (to keep my puppy dog from running through..) or is the little string enough? What do you think?

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It’s been a lovely place to sit in the afternoon when it’s too sunny and hot in other places in the garden.

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I moved these chairs from the front garden where they didn’t get any use. I have written about these in a previous post. The metal plant stand is a from a friend who didn’t want it anymore. I spray painted it black (also re-located from another part of the front garden). I bought another willow fence panel and will attach it to the fence along beside the shed to finish things off and also provide some privacy. DSCF5703

The marigolds I planted because they are meant to be good in a veggie garden as they are a little stinky and some bugs don’t like that. They are doing really well (I like this colour the most for marigolds as I don’t really like the brighter oranges they usually come in) and the herbs and veggies are very happy in their new home. I can hardly wait for the new potatoes and some tomatoes. We’ll have some beans tonight from the garden!

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