|Trouble 1: Suddenly big concrete debris turned up in the middle of the herb garden!||My husband managed to crush it with a hammer and a shisel.|
| Trouble 2: Then there appeared the layer of coal cinders, which was used for the coal heater in the old days.
||Trouble 3: In the layer of coal cinders, there are the underground roots of Dokudami, Houttuynia cordata Thunb.here and there! This plant is the original cause of this renewal. They were rampant in the herb garden, so we decided to re-model the herb garden...|
|We put the weed control fabric on the sides and the botom of the flower bed. In the center, we dug deeper for the deep root herb.||Trouble 4: The earth must be riddled to remove the weed roots. This work is the most troublesome!|
|We continued to riddle the earth day after day. The weather is not good (bad) in May this year. I wonder when this work will finish...|| A dogtooth violet, which my friend found beside the herb garden we are making. Healing time!
We will use 600 bricks and 7 styrofoam plates in the Shakespeare herb
garden. Sand, styrofoam, bricks...hard work!
After today's work, Sister prepared the afternoon tea for us.
After the rainy 10 days, today it was fine, however, I think it was colder
today than the other days because of the north wind. Several styrofoams
were blown away here and there though we had put bricks on them! Thanks
a lot, my friends and my husband!
Paving stones are for the easiness of mowing. My husband and I discussed
how to laying them last night. I'm satisfied with my husband's today's
(Right) Mint areas. In the front area, we planted spearmint, and in the back area, applemint.
Shakespeare Herb Garden was completed today! It was a sunny comfortable
day. We enjoyed the tea time on the lawn.
Sowing the lawn grass seeds, putting the plate with the phrases of Shakespeare's drama, we finished our project at last.
There is a plate with the phrases of the Shakespear's drama for each herb.
(Below) It is the plate of rue, which was used in Hamlet.
Cherry blossoms began to bloom around the Shakespeare herb garden at last!
Though cherry blossoms began to bloom, my herb garden renewal project has not finished yet. We still riddle the soil everyday!
Shakespeare herb garden renewal project began at Sapporo Sacred Heart School. After 15 years of the comletion of the first herb garden, it became old and shady.
A Double flowered cherry tree is in full bloom at the Shakespeare Herb Garden. Cherry blossoms in June! It is too late this year!
It rained all day today. We just kept standing beside the herb garden
.It hailed yesterday. Thank you for your help, my husband and good friends!
Not only the bad weather but also so many troubles the herb garden renewal project had to face. We solved the problems one by one.
Today cherry blossoms are in full bloom! It was a small tree 15 years
ago when I made the old herb garden. Then it grew big, so the herb garden
became shady. It is the main reason of the renewal. However, I love the
lovely pink blossoms.
(Right) Flower bed edge became rounded. I think the renewal project will finish soon!
Students came sketching while we were working on Monday. Sorry, our working site was not a good picture, however, they were looking forward to the completion of the herb garden.
(Right) In a flurry of falling cherry blossoms, our herb garden project is at the final stage at last.
I designed the garden edge in the shape of S, which is the initial of the school name, Sacred Heart School, and the initial of Shakespeare. Can you see S?
Today a tea ceremony was held at the Sacred Heart School. I attended the
tea ceremony, but my husband could not, so a kind student and a Sister
delivered the tea to the herb garden.
Shakespeare Herb Garden project has not be completed, since we spent our afternoon in attending a graceful tea ceremony. We will finish up the work tomorrow!
(Right)Through the late blooming cherry blossoms.