Squirrely Garden

Squirrely Garden is the garden at Babyzilla’s school. I am the CEO of Squirrely Garden (is that the best title ever?) and today we had some official business there.

Entrance to Squirrely Garden: There will be an arbor connecting these two plots in the foreground.

Entrance to Squirrely Garden: There will be an arbor connecting these two plots in the foreground.

The black garden fabric was placed on the shapes I spray painted onto the grass. Today, we edged around these shapes. Soon there will be a very special dirt delivery and each of the shapes will be covered with lovely mounds of soil. Then we will plant. We are hoping that the roots of the plants will penetrate through the fabric. Should we punch holes in it?

Detail of edging.

Detail of edging.

We didn’t edge all of the plots, but they can be finished even after the dirt is placed. Edging will help keep the dirt in place. Also, it just looks good!

In Squirrely Garden

In Squirrely Garden

Didn't get to edge this one today. This teepee is temporary, the final teepee will be installed soon!

Didn’t get to edge this one today. This teepee is temporary, the final teepee will be installed soon!

Edged by the CEO ;)

Edged by the CEO ;)

The Spy Digging

The Spy Digging

Everyone digging!

Everyone digging!

View from Squirrely Garden, looking down at the playground.

View from Squirrely Garden, looking down at the playground.

The landscapers were also busy today; digging, planting and laying sod.

And taking breaks.

And taking breaks ;)

Looking down at the slope that leads up to Squirrely Garden

Looking down at the slope that leads up to Squirrely Garden

This cool thing is a composter, given to the school by the Missouri Botanical Garden.

This cool thing is a composter, given to the school by the Missouri Botanical Garden.

The landscapers (playscapers!) have created some awesome play structures with all natural materials. It is going to be unbelievable when it is all complete!

A turkey vulture watched us work.

A turkey vulture watched us work.

Squirrely Garden is Awesome!

Squirrely Garden is Awesome!

Dads

Dads

Sons

Sons

What a great day...

What a great day…

In Squirrely Garden!

In Squirrely Garden!

7 thoughts on “Squirrely Garden

  1. narf77

    Awesome effort and kudos to The Spy who dug for queen and country (or the American equivalent at least ;) ). This is going to be amazing when you finish it, what a gardening triumph :) If you are planting trees or anything that has deep roots I would cut a hole in the mesh prior to planting but if it’s just herbs and shallow rooted annuals etc. don’t bother

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s