On Memorial Day, I dug a 20' x 4' flowerbed under my scrapbook room window. This past weekend, we were able to lay the border and put in a few of the flowers.
I LOVE my flower gardens!! I'm not the greenest thumb around, but I sure enjoy it. I get my love of gardening from my family. My grandparents and my parents (really my Dad -- sorry, Mom! Your thumbs are beautiful, but not necessarily green.)
I think my garden itch has been scratched - at least a little bit - for now. We'll see if I can hold off until Fall......
On the left (in front of the bright yellow hose....) is a Black Knight butterfly bush. Next are 3 bright purple salvia (they form a triangle around the bird bath). Right now, I have a pink geranium at the far right. This fall, we'll plant a Dwarf Alberta Spruce.
Here's a view of the front of our home. Just imagine what it will look like when all these perennials "Leap" in their 3rd year!
I purchased these shutters from our local Habitat Resale Center several years ago. I distressed them and then used them in a small room in our last home. This time, I decided to use them to add some height to our back wall.
I planted a Hall's Honeysuckle and am training the vines to run through the shutters. I'm really excited to smell this arrangement!!
Some yummy herbs......mint, chocolate mint, basil, sage, and oregano. I found a plain wooden crate and painted it a bright, cheery blue. I love how it looks!
This one has a some blue salvia, ivy, and moss rose. It's too new to start blooming -- I hope it does soon.
Well, goodnight for now. I hope you have all had a chance to play in the dirt - it's good for your soul!