The first coat of the finish color is on the front porch roof framing. The rough electrical upgrades are done, including the TV, internet and phone wiring. An additional exterior electric plug on the front porch was roughed in.
I steal away briefly to get some gardening done. Six divisions were made from the half of one hosta given to to me and planted down in the drain field garden with the daffodils from last fall.
Another smaller leaved hosta was also divided into six pieces and planted along what will be another path leading to the drain field garden from the upper part of the driveway.
The roadside vegetable garden got some attention on this fine, sunny and warm day. I seeded some more sugar snap peas and spinach to fill in the gaps. Lettuce, snap peas, spinach, beets, radish and leeks have all germinated and live after the eight inches of snow from a couple of weeks ago and the light snow yesterday. It's not like it has really been warm yet either until today. Warmth should speed things up a bit and visible rows of green will become noticeable.
On the left is one of Bulbarella's flower beds that frames the roadside vegetable garden. It is on a slight rise above the level of the vegetable garden and I have been defining its edges with rocks picked from the soil as the appear.
In this long shot I am not liking the line of this bed at all. I think it will need to be adjusted. Much of my gardening just flows naturally working with the land as it is, knowing full well it can be refined over time. Sometimes I just need to plant things. Sometimes I just need to garden.
Still I can't have the planes flying over head and looking down on this squiggly line.
The apple trees are coming into full bloom. One of my suggested chores is to give the apple trees a major thinning/pruning to encourage better apple production. Now they make tons of small apples. The preference is for fewer large apples.
A species tulip, Tulipa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder' perhaps, is said to perennialize better than most tulips. This patch is making another appearance. There are some nice looking tulips in this group.
Next comes the plumbing.
But tomorrow I will go do some work for Client #4. There might be a little time left over for my own new garden when I get back.