The new house has little edge garden spaces along most of the perimeter of the house. That said it's clear that they have not been maintained in many years. Some are growing weeds, others moss, and some are so compacted that even the weeds struggle to get a good root in.
The big plan for these spaces? Well, I have options. I can dig up / till the areas, add in some fertilizer, and plant something in there. Or I could cover it with cardboard to smother out the existing weeds and moss (which I'd honestly probably just move elsewhere - I love moss), then add soil and fertilizer and plant in a heap (kind of like a Back-To-Eden style on a miniature level). I could plant some herbs around the edges... Thyme, basil, sage, rosemary, catnip, mint... Or I could transplant some of the beautiful day lilies that are overtaking the cistern cover and spilling into the yard out of the raised bed area.
Among the things we brought to the new house today were both of my bird feeders and the shepherd hooks. My mom picked up some bird seed on her way to bring out the new mattresses, so I was able to fill both feeders. We didn't have any feathered visitors to the feeders right away, but we only stayed a while after we set them up. I'm hoping that by filling them to the brim and leaving them there, we will have some "regulars" by the time we go back with the next load.
When we got home, I tended my odd little bucket garden. I got a few more plants re-potted into buckets. I need more buckets. It's going to be a really small harvest this year, and I'm worried we won't have enough food... but at least we will have a good start (with dirt and buckets) for next year.
While checking on the two tomatoes that are turning colors, the biggest Indigo Ruby F1 tomato fell off into my hand. Right off, no stem... I didn't think it was quite ready to pick, but the plant decided otherwise. Looking at the photo on the tag it looks like it should be redder.