Some of my projects just don't work out as I planned at all. This one has turned out wonderfully-- for a nice change. Seth and I terraced this hillside just off the back deck in the first few weeks we were here. I bought and bummed old railroad ties from the farm store and my neighbors. I decided herbs and strawberries. I stuck in a few iris' and daylillies in the corners.
The strawberries have just thrived. They put out runners and draped themselves over the railroad ties and have spread to all three tiers. They are absolutely loaded with blooms and young berries. We are anticipating making strawberry jam!