As I mentioned yesterday, I usually end up doing some yard work, garden planting or flower planting over Memorial Day weekend.
My typical “spring garden haul” includes a bunch of annuals for our front rock bed (mostly perennials, but I have planted a bunch of new ones and the majority just don’t come back….I don’t know. I think the soil isn’t the best there and it is kind of tricky working in the rocks anyway). I usually get 1-2 new perennials to try in there. But, I don’t really know what I’m doing when it comes to plants, so, that could very well be part of the problem. 😉
|This is from last year. It usually looks okay- I’m sure someone with some gardening talent could make this area really beautiful. If you are that person, let yourself be known and I welcome your advice. 🙂|
Then, I usually plant some basic planters on either side of my garage door, one on my front patio table, and usually a little one on my front step. I sprinkle a few annuals along the front of the house in our mulch too, in front of the bushes.
In the backyard, I generally buy some annuals for 3 planters on our deck, one for our concrete patio and some for small planters and in the bed back by our shed. I can see this area from the kitchen window, so I try to pick some fun, bright colors.
I love the idea of a yard filled with flowers, but I honestly just don’t know much about it and I haven’t really had (or taken?) time to learn much. The majority of the beds we have were here when we bought the house. I have made some minimal changes and additions, but for the most part, I just try to keep things alive and looking halfway decent!! It all just takes more time than I generally have to devote to it.
|This is around the side of our garage. I don’t even know what the purple things are, but they are very beautiful! I cut it down to the ground every fall and it grows back up like this every year.|
I do really enjoy looking at beautiful flowers though, and I do get pleasure from seeing our various beds in bloom (especially in June/ early July. A lot of our landscaping is starting to get overgrown and gets HUGE by the end of the season. A lot of stuff probably needs to be divided…but I seem to never get around to it).
|I dug out a bunch of the front ones- they spill over into the yard so badly that it is hard to cut the grass!|
Yesterday I went and picked up a partial flower haul for the front yard. I wasn’t really “in the mood”- I just went to Home Depot and it was super crowded, and the whole experience of wearing a mask and trying to dodge ALL the people just wasn’t super duper fun- but I grabbed a few things to get started. Hoping I can get some more this week!
Here’s what I got for now (again, nothing fancy!):