I’m Digging My New Garden
Along with working on my open shelving (so glad you all like it) this weekend I got busy preparing to build a new garden. One to match the one I posted about not long ago. It looks like the previous owners made an attempt at matching garden beds but didn’t quite get there. They definitely planted in the correct area, but the didn’t raise the bed or box it in. They made a less than stellar attempt as creating a barrier with bricks that were left over from the house build. They didn’t do the trick so the garden just kind of grew in to the yard, the yard kind of grew in to the garden and then it just sort of tapered off. Here, I’ll just show you. Overall it was pretty sloppy looking. And as I spend more time outside and working on the gardens I’m starting to realize that I don’t dig (pun intended) the wild look. I like things to look neat and tidy and purposeful. So we decided that a box to match the bed that runs along the other half of the house was in order. Here is how our yard is looking now. I removed all of the plant life and grass to match the dimensions of the bed on the other side of the house. (Don’t worry, I transplanted some.)You can see in one of the pictures that just across the walkway is the bed we are attempting to match. We still have to transplant the tree that you see above (we’re not a fan of how close it is to the house), we’re just waiting for a cooler day. The exciting and scary part about this bed is that I get to start from scratch. It’s a little overwhelming to think of all of the possibilities. I know for sure I need a few boxwoods in there because I want an element of green along the front of the house during the winter months. Aside from that I’m open to suggestions. What plants do you love? Which ones are a royal pain in the you know what? Hit me with some advice you green thumbs!