Monday, August 24, 2020

My Garden

 This year I wanted to update our garden by adding a fence, garden boxes, and a space for my flowers. I love planting flowers and plants and look forward to it every spring, but have been running out of places to plant everything I've been wanting to grow. So when we decided to give our garden an upgrade, I insisted on an area for a flower garden. It is still a work in progress but at least its a start. 

This year, spring seemed as if it would never come. I think it was cold, rainy, and windy till mid-May which kind of put all of our plants behind on blooming. Sadly, most of my hydrangeas haven't been doing very well this year. typical for 2020 right? 
Once things started to bloom and the weather warmed up, I was excited to get our garden started. 
I'm new to growing a garden so it's been a learning process for sure!

I started out with three different rose bushes. I have never grown roses before so it'll be interesting to see how well they bloom. I am also planting Wisteria and Honeysuckle vines, which I am so excited for them to take off!

I plan on adding more roses but need to do some more research on which ones to start with. 
Do you grow roses? If so, which ones are your favorite?

This gate is a gate that used to be apart of my grandfather's fence. Over time, when the fence began to fail, this gate is all that was kept. So, naturally, when I was starting my garden, I wanted to restore this gate and bring it to my home. 

One of my favorite plants that I re-plant every year in pots on my front and back porch is Coleus. I just love the vibrant green and reds. Plus, they seem to thrive so well in large pots. 

This wooden sign used to hang in my great grandfather's bee garden, where he used to harvest honey from bees and sold in the town local farmer's market. My great grandmother used to use the leftover beeswax to make candles. I still have a set that is so delicate, I only wish I had a few more. 
Next year we are hoping to add chickens and bees. Haven't had any experience with either so it will be a learning experience for sure, but I'm looking forward to it.

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