Monday, April 23, 2007

Welcome to My Gardens

This is year two of organic gardening for us. I don't think my DH was totally on board at the outset, but he's a fan now. He's even getting more involved in the process, which is great cuz he's wonderful to have around to lift those heavy bags of compost and mulch! LOL Okay, maybe he's good to have around period!

Here's a picture of last year's garden taken in June. It got a lot fuller as the summer progressed.

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I say that I'm a haphazard gardener because I don't really plan out my garden, I just plant stuff, as evidenced by the tall Mexican Petunias growing in the front of the garden!! LOL Those have been pulled up and relocated to other parts of the garden. I didn't know they were so invasive when I planted them, so I'm sure I'll be pulling runners and volunteers up for quite some time. Oh joy!!

Here's the same bed this year. In place of the Mexican Petunias, I've planted a May Night Salvia and a Pincushion plant. I also added 3 trailing lantanas in the corner in front of my butterfly bush, a rescue from Wal-Mart last year.

This year, we've expanded our landscaping efforts and now have a bed in front of our house, on the west side of the house by the driveway, and outside our back door. I'm also going to start a butterfly garden, which I'm really excited about!

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