I will admit... I'm not a gardener. I try, I really do. I know how I want things to look and I dream of having beautiful English gardens and lush green grass...but I just never seem to get there. But I keep plugging along, and maybe one day, after much trial and error, my yard will look how I envision it :)
I thought today I would share pictures of outside that I took the other day, and every few weeks I'll take more and then I can see how things change....might give me some encouragement.
Here is the front porch... brought back the white wicker this year from the back deck and added a splash of color with the cushions.
Everyone else's lilac bushes are in full bloom right now, but mine is always a week or two behind, I'm assuming it is because it is in a mostly shaded spot.
We put the picket fence back up last fall, just in a straight line across the front of the house, and I really like it. Along the front of the fence are a row of buried pots tha have yellow wax beans in them and I'm hoping they will grow up on the fence. I didn't do a vegetable garden this year, but I at least wanted to have some beans and we really like this variety.
My lovely cement cow that hubby got for me last year. She is in a new spot this year which is just perfect because I can see her right when we pull in the driveway.
On the other side of the walkway...
My cement bunnies... I need to find a bunch more babies!
Front of the house... yes, the grass is patchy. It really needs more loam.
My lilly of the valley is slowly multiplying :)
The elementary school where I volunteer at dropped off this lovely rose plant for me! After I took this picture I moved it to a different spot and planted it, I just hope it survives.
Along the far side of the fence, not much going on... but I have two big tubs of strawberries that came back from last year, that was a very pleasant surprise!
This is a spot in the side yard... it had a small crab apple tree in it, but the tree died :( I was going to let it just go back to grass but then I decided to plant 7 different cut flower seeds that I had in it. It will be my first cut flower garden. We are currently working on a wattle fence to go around it.
And this area is beside the garage... it was where we parked the camper, but now that the camper is sold, I need to do something with it. I will be working on it all summer. So far, it has two elephant ear hostas and I'm going to plant a couple rhubarb plants. And I already got a big petunia plant for the wood chair on the right. This area is definitely a work in progress, well... the whole yard is!!
I'm hoping the morning glories I planted come up and the clematis I planted by the mailbox thrives... I guess we will see what happens in a few weeks!
Have a lovely long weekend!