New arbor for veggie garden

new garden arbor

I’m pooped. Yesterday some major changes took place in the vegetable garden. Nick came over to help me renovate the old strawberry patch into something new and hopefully beautiful later this season and for many seasons to come.

We tore out a little over a third of my large strawberry patch and built a new arbor in it that will show off some vines and flowers. The patch was getting old and I needed to thin it out and it was laid out crooked in the garden when I first built it. This always bugged me so since we would be thinning it out anyways, I straightened the bed out. Plus it had spread out beyond it borders and some borage plants were taking over parts of the strawberry bed  and path around it where I had introduced them several years ago. Now borage is a great plant and attracts bees but what I didn’t know is it easily re-seeds itself taking over everything in its path becoming unmanageable. So I plan on planting more borage in areas where I don’t care if it re-seeds.  We made 2 strawberry beds book ending the arbor in the middle and re-did the drip system in each of the beds as well. I plan to plant hyacinth beans and scarlet runner beans up the sides and plant sunflowers and zinnias around each side as well. Hyacinth beans are really beautiful but poisonous to eat but this garden feature wasn’t built to eat but to beautify the garden and add interest. I can see it in my mind’s eye and will show you pictures as the vines grow up it!

Baca Street Arts Tour this weekend Nov 30-Dec 2

What’s this got to do with gardening? Hey, it’s how I make my living to support my gardening passions! Besides there is glass art you can buy to make your garden beautiful! To pick up maps for this walking tour, start at Liquid Light Glass at 926 Baca Street in Santa Fe. For more info call Liquid Light Glass at 505-820-2222.


How about giving your our own handmade glass gifts for the holidays! Liquid Light Glass will be offering walk-in paperweight, ornament, and flower making! Come on in- choose your own colors and start forming hot glass into beauty!  All items made will be ready to take home the next day!

Liquid Light Glass gallery represents these artists: Elodie Holmes, owner and glassblower extraordinaire, Jannine Cabossel, blown glass Wabi Sabi vases, Keihatsu vases, glass flowers and more; Marcy Albin, etched designs in goblets; Cia Friedrich, blown glass sculptures and shells; John Marks, blown glass cups and Chimayo Hearts. Many discounts during the tour and 5% of Liquid Light Glass artists revenue goes to Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

We will be hosting other artists that will be selling glass, fine jewelry and ceramics: Kristin Lora, fine metalsmith and jeweler; J9 Glass, flame worked sculptural jewelry; Ezri Horne, ceramics; and Patrice Jaguirreberry, flint knapped blades. Patrice will be doing knapping demonstrations on Saturday. There will also be glassblowing demos all three days!

In addition all up and down Baca Street will be other artists who open their studios up to the public- Baca Street Pottery, Reflective Images-jewelry, paintings, prints and sculptures at various artists studios.

All of Baca Street will be open and celebrating the holidays! Join us!