Sorry for the delay with my St-Jerome garden update! A lot has happened since I started the project, most of which caused setbacks on the gardening front.
Biggest update: we have moved to Montreal in October. We made the decision in August, and then our apartment shopping and moving preparations took up a lot of my time.
Also, little Ariane did not start daycare last summer, as we originally planned. I soon found out that gardening in the front yard with a young toddler at home is not easy. On such a busy street, it was impossible for me to let her freely roam the garden while I worked.
Last “problem” with the gardening: weed! I had removed everything I could in the spring, including digging out as much of the grass roots as I could. But it grew back constantly, despite the mulch.