Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gardening Plans

We've been in this house for a month now and I've had time to think about what I would like to do with my yard next year. Of course, it could change but here is my tentative plan.

I dug out all the weeds around the little patio in the back yard and defined the edge of the flower bed with bricks. There are some bulbs planted in there but they are clumped up in about 3 spots with no rhyme or reason. I'm not even sure what they are. They are big, thick green leaves. I am planning on digging up the bulbs that are there and replanting tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
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There is a large bed along the fence that the boys weeded for me when we first moved in. Of course, the weeds are back. I want to plant a sunflower garden there. Emily loves sunflowers and I've never lived in a place that I could plant them.
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See this huge, sunny front lawn. The sun beats down on it all day long and it is huge. I want to plant a large vegetable garden over by the fence in the left hand corner of the yard. The fence will hide it from the street and there will still be tons of room for the kids to play.
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Remember how overgrown this flower garden was when we first moved in. I've been hacking away at it and pulling out weeds and wildflowers. As I went I started seeing a rock path through the middle of it and you could begin to see what it originally looked like.
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I've since planted mums in the front and I'm hoping that there will be things blooming all spring, summer and fall. Of course, I don't know the first thing about perennials so this is a learning experience for me. I obviously need to do more work on it and will do so as I have time.

To the left of our side door was a flower bed that had nothing but weeds in it. Emily weeded it for me and next year I want to have an herb garden there. I'm planning on planting basil, thyme, sage, oregano, rosemary, dill, cilantro, and mint. All I will have to do is walk out the door and snip what I want.
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So there you have it. My future gardening plans. Now all I need is money to do it all!