This is the second summer for our "new" garden and things are filling in nicely. Of course, it's nowhere near our dream environment yet, but the MulchMaid feels progress is definitely being made.
Above, adding an oddly tropical note in the Northwest garden this summer is a giant zucchini plant (is there any other kind?) They need room and we still have some.
The arctostaphylos uva ursi has covered a lot of the ground, and the salal gets bigger almost daily. Plus, everyone seems happy and healthy.
The Northwest Territory looking from the south. We want to do something with the remaining red concrete one of these days. Has anyone had experience with sandblasting paint off concrete?
On the weekend, I dove into the thick Northwest garden area to harvest our first two cueball squash. And as I looked south from the northernmost part of the garden, I had a glimpse of the look we have been working toward:
It's a green tangle of Northwest native trees and shrubs that obscures all our neighbors' windows from view. And as I look from here, it's really starting to happen.