First off, let me say, that I know I haven't been a good blogger lately. I don't know if it's busyness, laziness, or lack of interest. Maybe a combination of all. I have loved this space for a long, long time and I'm not quite sure I'm ready to let it go yet. So bear with me as I go through this season.
As I previously said the weather has turned. That means that we have entered my favorite season of all.... gardening season! The garden is planted and so are the flowers. Let me give you a tour of my favorite spaces.
I was super happy to see my lilac bloom this year. I wasn't sure it would happen since many spring plants didn't. I guess the wet and cold early spring didn't affect them. Yeah!
My dad came over to till the garden and Megan and I got busy.
We planted green beans, tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, and bell peppers. My mouth is watering already!
I also have all of the annuals planted. Megan took this close up. She captured the beauty perfectly.
One of my favorite things is the hanging basket plopped into the bucket we salvaged from my grandparents farm in Virginia.
Have you seen the drop in planters? I found them at Home Depot and love the variety.
My mom and I found a new to us greenhouse this year. I purchased two of these gorgeous baskets. Not only are they beautiful, but for a basket this size they were inexpensive. I enjoy finding new local places to support.
All of the plants I put into this planter last year came back up. Yes! I can't wait for the clematis to bloom. Although I don't want to rush the season.
There are two window boxes on the west side of the garage.
A couple of years ago we had to cut out part of the sidewalk that runs along the garage. It made a perfect spot to plant flowers.
I always plant impatiens in the window boxes out front.
For Mother's Day Chuck and Megan gave me the gift of labor. Together we trimmed bushes, planted flowers, pulled weeds, and the Chuck went to get fresh mulch for all of the flower beds. The labor of love is one of the best gifts!
Since I took this picture the peonies are about the burst. I can't wait to cut a bouquet for my table. I just need to remember to shake the ants off. Ha!
After years of the east side of our home looking horrible we added this bed last year. I like the simplicity of it.
Several years ago Chuck got this bell from a cousin of mine. We have been trying to decide where to put it. I suggested we mount it on the clothesline. That made Chuck happy as he didn't have to dig a hole for a new post. Plus there isn't another thing to mow around. Win, win!
I've been spending most of my days outside. I enjoy this time of year where there is grass to mow, flowers to tend, and I wait patiently for the garden to produce.
May your day be filled with joy in the journey!