Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The big new garden fence is in!

Three and a half weeks after planting the first seeds in my new beautiful vegetable garden, the fence in finished! Now I can breathe a sigh of relieve that none of my new growing veggies are going to be mauled and eaten by deer, woodchucks, or rabbits...all of which we have plenty of around here.

The paths and the garden perimeter have yet to be fully mulched in and tidied up, but hopefully that will be done next week. In the meantime, I can continue tending to the new seedlings I've planted over the past 3 weeks. A bit of thinning and weeding already needs to be done in the 'virgin' soil.

I'm so happy and excited! The garden and fence is very utilitarian because it had to fit somehow within our budget- no English country manor look here. But there is a certain elegance to be appreciated in a no-frills practical design approach. Functional simplicity can be beautiful.


  1. It all looks great! Congrats!

  2. Love this fence idea! How is the fence holding up? Could you give me an update of things you might change before installing?

  3. Hi Christina,
    the fence is almost 3 yrs old now, and holding up very well.
    the gate you see in the photos had to be replace after the first year however- it was too HEAVY, and despite all the bracing, major hinges, and cement post bases, it pulled the corner posts out of whack and was getting worse. We had the company make a similar gate (we split the cost with them) -but out of lightweight cedar instead of pressure treated wood. The new gate is HALF the weight and has solved the problem. Make your gate light weight!