Gardening is one of my many hobbies…I enjoy creating new beds and planting new plants and watching everything grow. We recently finished our fence (finally) and have begun expanding our garden. My husband surprised me with a new batch of daylilies and I went to Walmart and Lowes and bought some new flowers along with an apple tree. We had to cut down the apple tree the previous owner planted because it was too big to move (it was not in a good spot) and it was getting smothered with vines.
There are so many pretty plants to choose from and depending on if you’re working in the shade, partial shade, or full sun, you buy plants depending on where you are working at the time. I have found that you have to get the plants you like as you see them because they go quick and when you go back they are usually gone.
While on a shopping exertion with my daughter we found a plant called Dragon’s Blood, it’s color is a rich red and looks like feather tufts; turns out it’s in the celosia family and is an annual in my area but they are pretty. I also found some rocket trumpets in pretty reds and pinks which I planted around the apple tree. I have to go back for a few more delphiniums, i’m out of balance, ha ha. My daughter added a couple flamingo’s which she named Otis and Pearl…LOL.
full corner view
Dragon Blood (celosia family)
Red Rocket Trumpet
Pink Rocket Trumpet
In my small front yard I took out the hydrandgea bush and replaced it with some blue delphiniums, red&green coleus, and white impatients. I really wanted to do a red/white/blue garden and can’t wait for everything to fill in and bush up. My daughter picked out some pretty little yellow bells to fill in an empty spot. They look like sunshine on these rainy days.
The space was way bigger than I thought.
Coleus and Impatiens
Yellow Bell Lemon Slice
I also decided to spruce up around a couple of the trees….I think they turned out pretty.
Hosta’s around my Dog Wood tree. The white&green courtesy of Mum
Hosta’s from Mum and Impatiens
I also have a cutting garden…we added some shasta daisies and black eyed susans (my personal favorite and the state flower) to the abundant cone flowers. This garden gets so many bees, butterflies, and finches once it all blooms. I love that it gets so full of life and the butterflies are amazing. I think i’m done with the front and side yards for now 🙂
Next project is to finish the garden, add a grilling patio, and paint the deck…… All before my daughter’s graduation party. PHew!!! I also really want to be able to enjoy deck time with the family; so the sooner it gets done the sooner we can have deck time.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my garden!
It has been quite some time since I posted anything… I wanted to reach out to all of you and just say “hello!” Hard to believe that winter is over and spring is here and the end of May is quickly approaching. I most definitely had the winter blues, between work and home and having cabin fever a slight depression hit me for about a month. Work wasn’t going like I would have liked it to and it felt like I couldn’t get anything right and the housework wasn’t getting done so the clutter just built. My husband said he couldn’t get anything done with the fence or the cars because I am always working or busy on the weekend running errands and such. I ended up just having to take a couple days off to get myself together. Who knew that being out in the sun for three full days would help that much along with finally getting my house clean and the clutter cleared.
These are some of my lovelies…. I love to garden and have to decided to make my garden bigger now that we are putting up a fence. I’ve already planted some new day lilies and clematis. I can’t wait to see how everything fills in once it starts growing. We still have a lot of work to do and I am putting in a Fairy garden….need to put in lots of bright flowers that attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and of course Fairies.
Thanks for stopping by!!!
p.s. May your day be fabulous and your coffee always hot 🙂
Well…it’s that time of the year again. My favorite time of year! Fall is finally here and I hope it’s here to stay. I love the changing of the leaves, the way they smell when they fall & cover the ground. The sound they make when you walk on them. There’s nothing better than going outside with your coffee or hot chocolate and just breathing deeply and smelling the earth.
I love to go to the nature center and walk around. There’s nothing more peaceful than being out in nature and enjoying the quiet of the earth. Sure there are other people but the nature center is so big not everyone walks on the same paths. My daughter and I went when the leaves were just starting to change and unfortunately, we didn’t get much nature time…I can’t wait to go back and see the changes.
Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is coming….My lovely daughter will soon be 21. With the changing of the season, also comes the changing of my daughter into an adult. I feel like i’m always working and between that and her going to school and working part-time, we both cherish the moments where we can spend an entire day together just hanging out.
I hope you enjoy your fall…. Mother nature is an amazing thing and God paints a beautiful landscape. Take the time to smell the the air, the earth, and see all the beautiful colors and just enjoy the world around you.
In the dawn of night and light of day where do you think the fairies play? Watch your garden as it grows, something tells me you will know.
You can’t see them but know they are there getting ready to start their day. In the quiet of the morning the fairies help wake up the earth. Colors spring from the ground, the air has a lovely scent. Animals wake up and stretch their legs and get up out of their warm cozy beds. Be sure in your garden to leave the fairies a seat so they can rest and eat a treat. Hang a hammock in the shade where they can cool off throughout the day.
Help the fairies care for the earth. Plant new trees and flower seeds, recycle your trash and keep the earth clean. Without your help the earth will die and then the fairies and Mother Nature will cry. When the flowers and trees all disappear, there will no longer be a place for them to play and they will have to go far away. Gardens and forests, rivers and creeks no longer a shelter will there be.
So keep the earth clean and full of life, watch the magic as the land grows. Plant your gardens and your trees and keep your waters clean, maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the fairies as they work and play throughout the day. Listen closely and maybe you’ll hear mother nature whisper thank you dear.