I know, I know, it isn’t Wednesday. But, Wednesday and Thursday were CRAZY around here. I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off both days trying to get the yard and house looking nice for a certain someone who arrived home Thursday night. I really wanted to share with you the yard stuff I have been doing, but I didn’t want Brian to see some of the stuff I have done. I wanted him to be surprised, you know?
First, the vegetable garden:
Here it is when I first planted it, the week of April 17.
Here it is this past week, just 6 weeks later. You can’t really tell in this picture, but there is lots of grass between the rows.
Remember the front flower beds? Here is is before:
My perennials have begun to grow back here. This is also before I put down the new soil, but after I had raked up all the leaves, mulch and black plastic.
Here it is with organic garden soil and some new perennials. I have also planted lots of zinnias and sunflowers in this bed. They are coming along nicely.
This is along the front. I have added some begonias, coleus, and impatiens for color.
This is Kate and Isabel’s garden. It is doing so well. Every day we see a new sprout of green that gets everyone excited.
Here is a close up of the climbing spinach we planted. We also planted some mammoth sunflowers with it, hoping the spinach will climb the sunflowers. We will see.
Here is their strawberry patch. It is supposed to fruit in June, but I was late in getting them in, so who knows when it will. But, they are looking good, don’t you think?
I planted zinnia and sweet william seeds amongst these peonies so that we would have some color in this bed throughout summer and fall. Zinnia never cease to amaze me. They just GROW with no help at all. I can’t wait until they are in full bloom. It is going to be fun.
Here is the rock wall that is on the other side of of the driveway. I added these sedum, petunias, and other perennials. It looks nice, too. It will look even nicer when they are all in bloom. I even added lots of zinnia to either side of these rocks.
Here is a shot of our morning entertainment. We have really been enjoying my birthday present. Aren’t they cute?
I still have a few other things to finish before I share them with you. But in the meantime….
Have a happy weekend!