About a week after the last post Kate had a day off and she worked on the west garden. She added dirt, compost and planted the garlic. Since then, the squirrels have continued treating the gardens like their own little playground. Daily she has had to check the garlic and strawberries, replanting when necessary and adding straw.
The burning bush is finally showing how it got it's name. After a good trimming this spring after the drought of last year, it is alive and well. It started out quite overgrown and is probably better off.