How Do Our Gardens Grow . . .

These last couple of weeks, we've been busy with planting and rearranging and digging.  It's been a bit of a slow process due to the weather, my husband's work schedule and just plain old lack of funds to buy all that we need to fill our gardens.  We've decided to go the all perennials route this year which will save us money in the long run.  It's been a lot of fun picking out flowers and looking on the internet for gardening ideas.  

These two guys are in our new garden that Jim dug alongside our driveway a couple of weeks ago.  We're trying to give our house a little more curb appeal without breaking the budget.  Recently, I picked my son up from his friend's house and got a lot of inspiration from what they had done to their little front yard.  I came home and told Jim what I wanted and he made it happen.  I'm so pleased with how it came out.  I'll take some better pictures of the whole garden next time so you can see how simplicity can sometimes be prettiest of all.  : )

Playing around with some editing.

This is what our front garden looked like a couple of days ago before Jim finished it.
This is what it looks like now that Jim has widened it.  We're going to plant perennials along with some vegetables.  I've wanted a vegetable garden in the back yard for the last couple of years but it hasn't panned out so I thought why not put some in the garden that's already been dug.  There's also going to be a sitting area and we're going to cover some of it with pea gravel and put a little walk way with stepping stones that lead to a new garden gate.  Hopefully, we'll get this all done before the winter!!  : )
Our front window box.

We also have a family of baby house wrens (that's what my father-in-law told me they are) living in our little birdhouse in the backyard.  I was able to capture photos of the mom and dad feeding the babies.  We haven't seen any of  the babies yet but I've noticed the little house shakes a lot more even when the parents aren't nearby so I'm guessing the babies have hatched. 

Hopefully, I'll catch a glimpse of the babies before they fly away.  I'm looking forward to sharing more photos as the gardens grow and change.  I've always been in love with the idea of gardening but I think this is the first year that I'm really looking forward to actually tending to one.  I get so much inspiration from all of the beautiful blogs that I follow.  They truly motivate me to do better and be better!!  : )

Many blessings for a happy Thursday ~ Wendy


sage and spirit said...

Looking good! There is something so satisfying about gardening. Plus, the flowers are great subject material for photos.
I LOVE the shots of the birdhouse. The colors and background are just amazing! xoxo

Deserae said...

You have a beautiful garden..I can see why you enjoy it so much :o) Have a great week!!!