If your not into gardens you might want to skip this one. Tons of baby garden pic’s ahead!!
We’ve been diligently working on our landscaping since the snow melted. If only we had a million bucks right? We’ve got grand plans, but they involve loads of dirt, rocks, driveway ashfault, plants, trees, and bushes that are just not in the budget. We remind ourselves often: one step at a time. =)
I ran across this photo taken a few days before we moved in to our house and it did make me feel better. What a jungle, you couldn’t even see the front stairs!!
We cleared out all the overgrown flora and fauna and planted two manageable boxwood bushes in front. They are still babies, but will hopefully grown to nice round big guys.
There are very few sunny spots on our property to plant the flowers I love unless we just plopped a garden bed in the middle of nowhere!! Which I just might do someday. But there are three spots. The first is right behind our house.
This bed is filled with purple coneflower, blackeyed susans, purple salvia, moonbeam coreopsis, lambs ear, sedum, shasta daisy, and some lillys that are just about to bloom. Can’t wait!!
I had an extra ladder around so I threw it out here to hold my garden tools
Just around the corner on the side of the house is another sunny spot. Unfortunately this is also where all the electric and meter reading doo dads are. Nothing messes up your pretty garden pictures like electric boxes. hehehe
This bed is pretty much all new plants this year with the exception of the spider wart, lilly, and roses.
The roses were so pretty this year!! I just cut them back and hope to see another bloom.
I used to think spider wart was just a weed, but it does look pretty in the morning when the flowers are open.
Our new additions to the bed are: Foxglove getting read to burst open.
5 new hollyhocks
A baby purple salvia
I forgot what this is called but I love the wispy stems these purple flowers bloom on.
There are two new of these things that I can’t remember either! Ha I think it’s in the pinks or carnation family??
And one of these English moss rose plants
It will be exciting to watch this bed fill out.
The other tiny little sun spot we have is at the right end of our shade garden. There is a Rose of Sharon bush growing there and another dratted day lilly (we have both of those ALL OVER and have to keep digging them out.)
I just planted some new sun lovers there this weekend.
A pink yarrow, purple Jacobs ladder, two delphiniums that are about to pop open and a hibiscus.
The shade garden still needs some filling out but we are so pleased and geeky about our hostas!! We go out to watch them grow all the time.
One addition in the shade garden we are excited about is this scottish plant. It’s the prettiest green with tiny white flowers.
We are trying our hand at a veggie garden this year. We put it out in the side yard. We’re not sure if it will get enough light, but as I mentioned we are light challenged around here. We planted tomatoes, cukes, cabbage, cauliflower, zucchini, squash, green pepper, onion, and sugar snap peas.
The peas are climbing like champs!
And the cauliflower is starting to make heads!!!
Doesn’t take much to thrill us with our first veggie patch!! HAHAHA
Probably our biggest gardening feats to date is FINALLY getting grass to grow around our patio and fire pit!!! YAAYYY!
We have plans to clear out the weedy mess along our driveway today. I better go find some bandaids for my blisters!!