How Does Your Garden Grow?
This is our first official landscaping post. Let it be known, we have no idea what we’re doing out here. We’re totally clueless about when to plant, what to plant, how to plant and where to plant. That being said, it wouldn’t take a horticulturist to realize that our yard is in desperate need of some tender love and care. Because we’re sitting on over 3 acres of land with many garden areas we have to break our landscaping ambitions down to very manageable tasks. Otherwise, we would probably just collapse in a pile of weeds and sob. So over the past few days I’ve been focusing on one of the front flower beds. I figured it was a good place to start because it’s already boxed in (most of the others just grow in to the yard – yikes) and it’s the bed you walk past to get to the front door. The state of it was a little embarrassing. Ok, a lot embarrassing. See for yourself.See what I mean? What a mess. So, armed with my gloves and two yard waste bags I got to work clearing out anything that was either a weed (from my limited knowledge), dead (brown or dry) or not supposed to be there (fallen birds nest, sticks, garbage etc.) And this is what I came out with. It’s not beautiful by any stretch of the imagination but it doesn’t look completely neglected either. Maybe just a little neglected.And we have our first bloom in our new house. A daffodil. What a pretty way to kick off the beginning of our landscaping adventures. We haven’t even hammered out a to-do list for the yard yet but you better believe it’s long and probably overly ambitious. Realistically, it’s going to take us years to accomplish everything we want to out here.