I am glad for this weekend to have arrived. Yay! The baby garden is shaping up now. The first couple of years will be bare, but that is okay. This is the year for annuals while I decide on perennials.
We need a ton of mulch for the beds in the front and back, but I figured that would wait until next year since any money spent was going towards the plantings. Well, one of our neighbors stopped by and said she had extra mulch in her driveway and that we could have it. We offered to pay for it, but she didn’t want to take any because it was good to see the neglected house being taken care of. How nice is that? All of our neighbors seem really nice.
Anyway, we hauled that mulch over 1 wheelbarrow at at time. It was a lot of mulch, too. She would have had to pay to have someone haul it all away. We filled up the big front bed and have a bunch left to put probably in the back or on the other side of the front.
A lot less weeding will be happening now. Up here, anyway.
The mulch makes everything pop, like my mushroom:
The cleome have some blooms on them. These are supposed to be 3 to 4 feet tall by later in the summer to help fill in this spot.
This is my baby calycanthus shrub.
It has a ways to go to get to 5 feet tall 😀
This is the cosmos:
I have never had cosmos or cleome in my gardens before.
The other side of the front is the wild and wooly side.
I will be really glad when those bushes are gone.
The back garden is coming along. We have this tree/shrub thing that is blooming.
It provides a shady canopy and now that I got the ground cover cleared out from beneath it, I put in some of Debby’s fairy impatiens that she sent to me.
My sad little back garden. My roses are doing well, though, and have some buds on them! This bed is going to take a long time to get going, but that is the fun part.
I want to buy allllllll the plants for here 😀
The back yard is great for gathering, too. We had cake and firepit enjoyment!
Have a great weekend!