Raised bed garden and trellis

I like the idea of reduce/reuse/recycle.  So when we get a chance to use any of those principals, it is a delight.  I built a garden area in the spring using cut limestone we had brought from our house in town when we moved, as well as rock from here on our land.  I finally got around to filling it with soil in early July.   I moved most of the herbs that I had in pots – basil, oregano, chives, garlic chives,Mexican marigold mint, some irises, day lilies and a few small trees into the bed.  Then we built a trellis behind it using some eight foot tall chain link fencing that we had obtained over the years.  I planted passion vines and moved the cypress vines over to the trellis hoping that once established, they would provide some shade from the west sun in the afternoon.  One of the nice things about the cypress vine is that it re-seeds easily.  This will make for a lovely mix on the trellis next year with the large purple passion flowers and small dots of red from the cypress vine.

Side view of garden

Side view of garden

 

View from potting shed

View from potting shed

 

Added a Turks Cap last week. (Malvaviscus drummondii (M. arboreus var. drummondii)

Added a Turks Cap last week. (Malvaviscus drummondii (M. arboreus var. drummondii)

 

Close up bloom on Turk's Cap

Close up bloom on Turk’s Cap

 

Narrow bed for vines

Narrow bed for vines

 

Cypress Vine

Cypress Vine

 

Close up of Cypress vine flower

Close up of Cypress vine flower

 

 

 

First Passion vine flower

First Passion vine flower

 

Passion Flower 'Incense' (Passiflora hybrid)

Passion Flower ‘Incense’ (Passiflora hybrid)

 

I planted a second passion vine that a friend shared from her garden about a week and a half ago.  It is finally taking off and  I can’t wait to see what the blooms look like.

The main complaint that I have with the new garden bed it that the chickens like to take their dust bath in the dirt.  It looks like I will be adding more fencing to the area.

 

 

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