|Conor & Poppy (Summer 2011)|
When we first moved into our home (nearly five years ago), the back yard was barren.
|Our backyard, 2007|
The radishes in our raised beds are thriving:
How does your garden grow? We don't have silver bells, or cockle shell or pretty maids all in a row. I found that growing a garden takes: lots of time, water and organic fertilizer (we don't like to use chemicals with the kids and dog). It takes time and I think that is what I didn't realize when we first moved in. I wanted it all done yesterday, but each plant has special meaning.
This clematis was a Mother's Day gift:
I love watching it twist around the railings. The flowers are absolutely beautiful, too, a deep purple.
There are many rose bushes. We love how they smell. We have a few blue hydrangea, many day lilies and some alliums actually survived Poppy's digging.
This bearded iris is a new addition this year:
Finally, we love our honeysuckle and so do the humming birds. Oh, and Poppy loves to lay there too!
|Poppy in the Honeysuckle|
If your local and looking for some more plants for your garden, the Scituate Garden Club is having its anual plant sale tomorrow. For more details go here.