27 May, 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I was sadly not blessed with a green thumb nor the desire to be out in the hot sun sweating my ass off for the sake of having beautiful flowers or a garden packed with fresh vegetables. But I am determined to have those two things even if I spend half my time whining about needing a cool breeze or a cold pool to jump into.

For the past couple of days, with the help of my parents, I have been doing just that--working on my flower and vegetable gardens. It doesn't look like much now, but I can't wait to see what it looks like once everything starts growing!!

The back of the house. I'm really looking forward to having a wild flower garden here so I can have fresh flowers for the house this summer. We also added the stone at the bottom of the steps for a little extra bonus.


I adore sunflowers but not the old dish antenna. We planted sunflowers here today which will hopefully be tall enough to cover the eyesore.


My petite little vegetable garden. I figure it's best to start small and then get bigger as time goes on. This year I planted green beans, snow peas, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and beets. All of my favorites!


Every garden  needs a windmill, which my dad found it in the garage. I'm hoping it will help keep Sadie out of the dirt.

What's a garden project without a diy project on the side?


We also tackled the front of the house as well! Yesterday my mom and I put out the new brick edging and today we put down new mulch. I love the way it turned out!


Without a doubt though, my favorite part of the project was the gnome who moved in over the weekend. I picked him up at a local garden shop and then found the red mushrooms at a local warehouse store. He is still without a name, but friends have suggested Stan, Louis and Jerome.


Thanks for taking a touring of my "gardens" with me! I'll be sure to share some updates once things start to grow!

Are you doing a garden this summer? Any tips for a first timer?
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6 comments:

  1. Aw, I love your little gnome! Can't wait to see how your garden grows. :) No tips here, I have a black thumb!

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  2. I love all your outdoor space, it looks so luscious. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it all comes up!

    Cheers.

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  3. Hello from the blog hop! I love how you wrote on stones to designate which plants are which! So cute!

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  4. I've already had to call my dad today for some gardening advice. Here is to hoping I can keep everything alive!

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  5. Thanks! I really do love my backyard. I already have a couple more ideas for things I'd like to do back there.

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  6. The stones were a Pinterest idea. It was quick, easy and a great way to keep track of everything (and where) I planted.

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