I'm putting in the normal root plants, beets, onions, carrots again this year. As well as expanding the peas and bean. I'm putting in a bean arch near where I put the tomatoes this year, I was thinking of an arbor but I hate to waste the ground space with shade and so have decided to make it just an arch with the beans growing up and over. In this way I can double the peas with them not having to share the fence with the beans any longer. I'm adding rainbow carrots this year for fun and diversity in salads and stews. I'm looking forward to them just because I've never grown them before. I've also changed the beets to a more space conscious variety in the hopes of getting more bang for my buck, so to speak. I'm planning to expand the raspberry and blackberry patch as well as finally getting around to a strawberry garden this year.
I'm going to add a Mountain Ash and a couple of hydrangeas and some Lewis' Mock Orange this year and am going to severally cut back on the sunflowers. Last year I was too tenderhearted about them and they took over the garden, along with a lack of planning and some neglect, I really didn't get much from the garden at all last year. I plan to amend all of this for 2009 and make it a bumper crop.
Bjorn has also promised me a water feature in the backyard. I'd like to make an sacred space and small waterfall, of which I've not made any definite plans yet, but will start to work on that soon, as the garden takes precedence.
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