When I get stuck in my writing, I’ll often mosey outside and admire my flowers while I work out a thorny plot problem before heading back to work. That freedom…that ability to just go for a walk in the morning, or take a little stroll for a work break is what I dream of all year.
Some of these pictures are from a couple weeks ago in preparation for a post I…um…sort of missed. Here’s my dirty walk before I cleaned it after my three days spent potting flowers. After you fill all the available space in your yard you turn to pots, and any sunny space you can manage to drop a few.
I’ve included a before and after shot of the new raised flower bed I’ve been begging for for the last three years. Since construction had to wait until after crops were planted we were scrunched for new plants to put in. In my mind I’m already picturing the way it’ll look in three or four years since that’s how long it takes to really get a bed established. Right now it looks…freshly planted, LOL. A far cry from the overgrown weedy mess it was before. But give me time…
The old one is in the background. As you can see, I lost control of it long ago, LOL. I’d look for plants that were unique, things you couldn’t find just everywhere. What I didn’t do is plan…for color, size, space…anything. And it shows!
Below is the new one. It’ll be years before it fills in, sigh, but I took a different approach this time around. Tried to pay attention to how big things get, and was quite firm with myself adhering to a height limit I set. And the thought was to place contrasting
colors against each other, but of course everything’s new so we really can’t tell if I succeeded or not. What I did find is that well established plants object to being transplanted 😦 There are a few things in there that are life support!
The rest of the pics are just because I had them. And to think I always thought my older sister was such a loser for taking pictures of her flower beds, LOL. At least I have an *excuse*. I had a blog to write!
Are you a gardener? What do you grow? If you have flowers, I’d love to hear about the most unique thing in your garden. I’ve got a list for my Springhill order and I’m dying to add to it!