How rich? Simply look at our two redbud trees for a comparison. Shortly after we moved here, we planted these two trees. They were both looked like skinny sticks and were about 14" high. They are planted only about 25-30 feet apart. One tree ended up in the "Back to Eden" garden area. Here is the tree in the "regular" part of the yard:
And here is the tree in the "Back to Eden" garden:
Quite an amazing difference, isn't it?
Here's another picture of the bigger redbud, at the left edge of the garden:
Since nothing grew in Lilly's garden this spring, I have decided to follow some Back to Eden methods to get the soil in her garden really rich and prepared for some new lily bulb planting either later this fall or in the early spring. Right now we are putting in compost. I need to add in some cardboard when I get a chance. Then dead leaves as I can.
Lilly's garden isn't pretty now, but I'm hoping next spring it will be beautiful enough to make up for this disappointment of this spring.
"Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit." - Jeremiah 29:5