I told you that I had a couple of days off last week. I didn’t want a big vacation or even time away. All I wanted was to finish up some projects at home…mainly the garden and landscaping.
For a long time, I had a flower garden in front of my regular vegetable garden. The garden always looked unkept. I was just never happy with it. I’d weed the veggies and then get pooped out and not weed the flowers.
I had a goal to do something different.
I ended up making the flower garden much smaller. It’s about 1/3 of what it was. Part me was sad but I gave away so many of the plants and I saw how happy people were with the gift that it made it all totally worth it. I can’t wait for it all to fill out and be glorious.
See the little plants along the front?I saved that space to put annuals. I made a special trip to the farm store to get them. They are mostly petunias. They will grow well in full sun.
When I pulled into the farm store I saw big signs that said, “50% off garden plants”. Heck yah! I was excited. I ended up getting a flat of plants, 48 in total for $10. AWESOME!! This is my kind of vacation.
With making the flower garden smaller I had space in the vegetable garden for more plants. I ended up trying some new to me things. I’ve not planted cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts. Being they were half price too I bought two packs of each. If you have an tips on growing them, feel free to pass them on. I know nothing about growing any of them.
I ended up buying too many flowers…I had more than I needed. I was frustrated and wondered what I was going to do with the extras. I set them aside and waited for inspiration. In the meantime, I started in on other things I wanted to accomplish. One of those things was taking the recylcing in. We don’t have curbside pick up so have to take the recycling to the dumpsters.
I was so happy, the bins were empty. It would be easy to find room for my cardboard. It’s typically a challenge. I went to throw the plastic in and someone before me had thrown away pots for planting plants. Oh. I wanted them. They had some that were tan…I didn’t want those. There were white ones…those I wanted. Only problem…I wasn’t climbing into the dumpster to get them.
Being the bins were empty, the pots were on the very bottom of the dumpster. Hmm. I notice one of the pots was actually a hanging basket. Oh…I definitely wanted that one. Hmm. That’s when it hit me. I could try holding onto the basket then move the hook from hanging basket so I could lift the pots I wanted to take.
It took some doing and I’m sure if someone was watching me try to fish the pots out of the plastics dumpster with the hook of the hanging basket, they were rolling laughing. I didn’t care. I wanted the pots…and I got them. I ended up with four new pots and all they cost was a little of embarrassment.
I ended up getting one of them planted. See it hanging in the arch? It makes me smile…
My property line is just to the right of the garden. I don’t own that brown building. The gray garage is mine.
You can see in the pictures that the garden looks wet. I’ve had to start watering it. We are so dry here. We desperately need rain. It’s getting to the point that it is dire for the farmers that we get rain. We had a chance for rain it’s only a 50% but…just maybe we’ll get some. We’ve had rain almost get here several times…but none really came. It’s so sad to see the plants struggle with no water.
Thankfully, the garden I can water. I’m starting to think I’m going to need to start watering the lawn too.
For now, I’m super happy with the garden and the changes I’ve made. The hard work was totally worth it!