I got two new blueberry plants this week (one was a birthday gift and one was a replacement that Stark Brothers sent out for one that died last year). I know I said we wouldn’t rip out any more sod this year, but… well, we didn’t have anyplace else to put those blueberries. Plus we had some wide open spots in the backyard that needed some grass — and the U of M advises against seeding in the spring. So we ripped sod out of the front yard and put it in the back!
Adam’s dad was here, so he kindly helped us. The kids also kindly helped us by taking a two hour nap.
It seemed like it worked pretty well — the main mud pit in the back yard is now sodded. It sure was nice of us to move all those dandelions, quackgrass, creeping charlie, and a couple of grass plants from the front to the back, yes?
Here’s the new area all dug up. I haven’t drawn out an actual diagram of it, but it’s roughly going to be: two blueberries in the back by those other plants, and then along the sidewalk will be some alpine strawberries, and then a perennial flower or two near the front. I don’t want to plant anything edible within 2-3 feet of the boulevard because so many dogs walk past. I’m also going to edge with some lingonberries in various places.
The blueberries are already in, but you can’t see them because they are so tiny right now. I also got a catawba grape plant for a gift, so we’ll find a place for that this week (it’s a vine).
One final picture for you:
Who said cilantro/coriander was an annual? I let a bunch of it go to seed last fall and now it’s coming up pretty thickly in one area. That’s my garlic in the background. And I’ve got a bunch of dill coming up too. Excellent.