I've been working on my landscaping as much as I can with all the rain we've been having. It's excellent for all the planting I'm doing, not so much fun for digging new beds!
Anyway, enough with the chatter! Here are some photos of my new beds, progress on what was done last year and some of my favourite early summer flowers. Enjoy!
My patio garden is starting to come together! The thyme-and-stone patio is blooming and I managed to weed most of the gravel. I plan to keep adding stones and thyme until the whole thing is a mass of sweet smelling thyme.
This bed was recently expanded.
I've started growing veggies and herbs in galvanized tubs - love this look!!
This area still needs TLC but it is beginning to come together.
The fence needs replacing... but not this year!
My tomatoes grew so well in the greenhouse last year that I needed to increase the height. Unfortunately I broke one of the window panes while I was working on the new roof last fall and cut my leg to the tune of 13 stitches. This was the best I could manage with my leg out of commission, but I plan to make it beautiful this summer! If you want to see how to build this greenhouse click HERE
I'm so in love with pansies this year!!
Irises and poppies just love this sun baked stretch of garden.
My Sensation lilac is about to burst into bloom.
My latest garden bed is up against my deck. I hope the vines grow quickly and give me some shade and privacy from my neighbours. The plant hooks are my temporary garden hose guards. I am forever knocking the flower heads off with that hose!
More lovely pansies! This was taken with my brand new Nikon D5200!! So excited to finally have a decent camera.
Purple and gold are such a gorgeous combo, don't you think?
My only shade garden. Some of the plants are not doing well due to the ginormous spruce tree that is shading this bed. More plant moving is in my future...
Oh and my lilac bloomed as I was writing this post!
in case you missed it, I built a potting bench a couple of weeks ago. You can check out the how to build it post HERE
Hope you enjoyed the tour! I'm so happy to be playing in the dirt again. I've been gardening ever since I was 7 years old and had a little flower bed all my own to play with. Foxgloves were my favourite back then. I still love playing in the garden just as much now.
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