Long and cold winter had me going crazy just waiting for spring’s arrival. Here’s some photos of last year’s early gardening efforts and some newly planted gems I got last weekend.
My pride & joy: hens and chickens, they might be older than me. My Sidartha has seen better days – hoping to paint it up nice one day. Speaking of paint, I hand-painted that cutie turtle. Love him!
Red-tip photinia will flank the front of the house and while I only have 3 firepower nardinias, I plan on having 5 times that soon!
Bye bye ugly azaleas! Azaleas are my least favorite bush. I prefer them untamed but I can’t get past the fake look of their flowers.
Hubs thinks it’s weird to have a seating area in the front yard. My reply “we live in the middle of nowhere – this is barely a ‘front yard.'”
Side deck garden: clematis climbs the chimney and lattice, and the largest hosta I’ve ever had fills in under the stairs on the left. I get so happy seeing them pop through the dirt in the spring!
Succulent sedum garden. My new addiction. Doesn’t look like much right now but soon it should be amazing. I can’t buy enough. Plan to add some huge rocks to this baby!
Not done weeding but here’s some more hosta lovies that were planted last year. I’m expecting them to fill in beautifully.
Tribute daylily garden for my angel Wesley. Got them at my hub’s aunt’s daylily farm. Can’t wait for them to bloom. They’re perfection!
Addicted to succulents – indoor and out. It’s so relaxing arranging them and finding fun different things to put them in – I could do it all day.
Last fall we had to tear down our raised garden beds in an attempt to locate a copperhead den. We had an infestation! So, our yard is in disrepair and my vegetable gardening this year is in pots. Here’s the start: bell peppers and beefsteak tomatoes.
I got my love of gardening from my mom. I remember as a child, my mom received mail order gardening cards – imagine a box of full-color index cards with info about plants, flowers, trees and bushes. I’d spend hours going through them sharing with her which ones were my faves. She used to have a greenhouse and that thing was awesome. My mom found pride in her yard and I’m happy to feel the same way about mine. Happy homeowner!