I spent most of the long weekend out here, building bamboo trellises and putting things in the ground.
That space in the photo directly above is brand new - a big patch of yard tilled under just last week. It is already nearly full and will be dedicated to more permanent plantings: ever-bearing strawberries, elderberry shrubs (just sticks now), another raspberry, perennial herbs and flowers. There are a few rows of beans and hills of squash and watermelon in there, but the remaining space to fill will be dedicated to flowers for a cutting garden.
This week I'm planting the bundle of roses I scored in a great online nursery sale (Gurneys.com is fantastic if you're shopping), sowing one last row of beans, and enjoying the small handful of strawberries coming out of the backyard each morning.