Welcome to our backyard!
|Our patio area and shed|
We have a decently sized backyard with a garden already in place... which is perfect because if there is one thing John wanted was for there to be space for a big garden (and if this garden space isn't enough for him there are some community gardens that we can rent space from about a 5 minute walk away from us)
What have we changed?
The day before we moved here there was an estate sale around the corner so we picked up some hose and a rake. The following week I was at Dollar Tree and saw they had spray nozzles for the end of a hose and picked up one of those (which is actually holding up surprisingly well).
We took out a few bushy plants to transplant our strawberries that we had on our balcony. Not knowing what exactly our plans are for the garden for next year we just chose a spot at the end and figured since we didn't really know what the plants were we wouldn't miss them.
There are however some plants that do seem more like keepers
This one is hard to see because apparently we are also using it to support a tomato plant that didn't fair too well during the move. It's a small bushy little tree that I'm assuming will be around next year.
Also not sure what this one is but it had a flower on it (and there were the beginnings of more of them at the top) but it seems to be doing well... is it one that continues to bloom year after year? I haven't a clue.
There are also a bunch of these in the garden. I actually bought 2 of these a few years ago to keep on my balcony. They require next to no work and have survived many a winter.
One day I want to make a flower garden under our bay window at the front of the house... and maybe just maybe some (or all?) of these plants could be moved there... because although we may not have much planned for the garden I do know that all that space will likely be filled with fruit and veggies.
Psst.. the last couple of Friday's I've been posting about our [new to us] house... it's kind of a thing I'm doing now I guess. Here is last week's post