It’s springtime in my garden and we’ve had some nice weather to give things a boost.
I don’t have too many flowers right now, but everything is lush and green with flowers right around the corner.
I had back surgery a few weeks ago. I tried to get as much gardening done before surgery as possible, so I could just sit back and watch things grow as I was recovering. It’s been killing me to not go out and pull weeds and not be physically able to lift a bag of compost, but I’m trying to be patient.
I am doing lettuce from seed this year because my bunny likes it when I thin the tiny lettuce leaves.
I went with a multi-color nasturtium around the border of the garden.
I’m trying my hand at a square foot garden in one space this year and I have a variety of flowers for cutting here.
I added about 3 new varieties of hydrangeas to my yard this year. Yes, I may be a bit addicted to hydrangeas.
The butterflies and hummingbirds like this plant. I wish I could remember what it’s called.
If you don’t have a green thumb, try growing mint. It’s impossible to kill and simply takes off. Plant mint in its own container because it will take over. This is a variety of chocolate mint and it’s to die for. I love sitting on my deck, running my hands through the mint. It’s also great to add to ice cream and makes a fabulous addition to brownies.
I can’t wait for my honeysuckle to bloom! It’s going to be beautiful this year!
We added a Lunchbox Pepper plant to the garden this year. Please ignore the weeds because I can’t get down to pull them right now.
I bought a whole flat of marigolds this year, but they aren’t thriving as well as I’d hoped. Maybe they just need a bit of flower fertilizer.
The highlight of my garden this year has been the addition of my new bird feeders…. ahem… squirrel feeder. I bought these for the birds, but the squirrels have taken over. They jump from the ground, up to the feeder, and then jump over to the pole and slide down when they are done feasting. They are funny to watch, but I was really hoping to invite the birds, not the squirrels.
How about you? How does your garden grow?