Today, I am sharing some photos and a video as the children and I spend a day in the garden. We built a few new raised garden vegetable beds, a new raised flower bed, spread mulch and pulled weeds. Join us for a day in the garden!
I love having a cut flower garden and this year I am adding Cosmos to my cut garden beds. I have read that they are profuse annual bloomers that are perfect for the cottage garden. They are known as very easy flowers to grow from seed and will last long through the summer until the first frost.
Our double wide mobile home has seen several changes to the front of the home in the five years that we have lived here. I am quite sure it will be getting a large front porch in the near future but for this season I used what I had, what I found, and a few new annual plants to create a welcoming Spring feel.
A small quaint outdoor gardening shed built from reclaimed lumber, an old door from an auction and a gifted window. It’s just the perfect size for all my gardening tools and other essential garden things.
Using galvanized buckets or old washtubs in the garden is a great way to add a bit of character and farmhouse charm to the vegetable, herb or flower garden. It’s easy to turn any galvanized metal tub, bucket or pail into a planter with just a few tips.
Our small homestead area sits on just two acres, but with a bit of planning we hope to make 2019 a great year. Expanding some of our areas, more clean up of the property and growing a bigger garden is just a few of the goals for this year.
I love decorating my outside spaces as much as I do my indoor spaces. When it comes to gardening, whether it be flowers or vegetables, I enjoy adding a touch of vintage charm.
Are you looking for a great cut and come again flower for you cut flower gardens? Start with Zinnias. Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow from seed, they grow quickly and bloom for long periods of time. And, as an added bonus the butterflies love them!
One of my favorite sites to see is the beautiful butterflies that gracefully flutter through the air, fluttering from flower to flower in my garden. One of my hopes this year was to create a small haven that would encourage the butterflies to visit our area more often and to plant several variety of herbs that they love to use as host plants.
I love taking an odd or unique object and turning it into something useful and beautiful. With a little bit of creativity you can turn just about anything into a planter for flowers.