Well, with the year and semester being over, we begin to hunker down for the cold months that await us. As the lake freezes and the soil sounds crunchy beneath our feat, we turn now to Loyola's Medieval Garden?
Just how did she fair this fall? Well, there's an old saying: If at first you don't succeed, redefine success! I kid, I kid. But the semester has had its ups and its downs, for sure. First, I think I need to reiterate just how I found the garden:
Though the image quality is dreadful, you can see the overgrowth and the lack of order. Fennel, Pseudo-Hyssop, Creeping Charlie, Crabgrass and thistles were allowed to run rampant over the entire garden. Some of that is still present, I'm afraid, but through hard work a lot has been accomplished.
|The pansies added in September. Much to our dismay, rabbits loved pansies and not in the good way.|
|My friend and graduate student Hector Escobar tilling the soil. In December. Odd weather we've been having.|
|The harvest was not plenty but the workers were indeed few.|
|The man of action himself. Take note, readers on how a man disposes of chaff.|
With some photos explaining our progress over the semester, it's time you folks found out just what we were able to pull out of the garden.