That being said, the garden has done a remarkable job of taking care of itself, thanks in large part to the automated irrigation system, with lots of thriving beds, and some unexpected surprises.
|One of my favorite surprises of the season: Lilies!|
|The beans growing up the trellis before it fell|
|The beans on the new trellis, a little beat up after the incident|
|Nibbled tomatoes on the right, and struggling cauliflower on the left|
|There is something satisfying about straight rows|
|Beet seeds, nestled in the topsoil|
My last contribution to the garden was something that had been on my checklist for a while, but had been put off because of how much time was required to do it right. This task was varnishing the beautiful overhead trellis structure that will eventually provide shade and snacks for passersby. There is one young grape vine that is starting to creep up the trellis, and kiwis will be planted by Irina Gendleman and her students when classes start.
|The trellis structure, partly varnished|
|The trellis, fully varnished, subtly toned in the shade|