>> Wednesday, July 27, 2011
When we moved in, we had no flowers.
In the two years since we bought our house, we have begun slowly changing the yard to make it our own. The first year we took down the pine tree and turned the area along the street into a bed.
Little by little I have invested in a few perennials (mostly bought on clearance once they'd finished blooming for the season) And I've spent a lot of time transplanting.
This is a quick look at a second bed that I put in along the side of my front yard. I called it my "freebie" bed. Everything in it was gifted from someone else's garden.
I've since expanded the bed and curved it around to meet the new bed that runs along the front of the house.
My mother-in-law has given me irises, tiger lillies, bee balm and several varieties of sedum.
So all in all, not much money invested. Just lots and lots of time!
It's still very much a work in progress- this year's big investment was three white hydrangea bushes that are so small my salvia virtually hides them from passers by! But I am patient and hopefully some day they will be 5 feet around and filled with gorgeous white blooms!
Soon I'll take you on a tour of my insane vegetable garden in the backyard. I have mutant tomato plants. I swear it.