So here's to June. I spent the weekend working in my garden. Vegetable and flower. There's nothing more relaxing to me than throwing on my wellies, gloves and grabbing my garden tool bag and making a day of it. I pulled weeds, dead headed flowers and just freshened things up.
I have four gardens as I like to think of it in my mind...
The front yard, which is mainly shrubs, with a few flowering plants sprinkled around. I like just a hint of color in our front yard for each season. My big bang of color comes from flowering plants that I have placed in urns that are strategically placed throughout the yard.
|Front Porch decked for Memorial Day and July 4th|
My back yard inside the fence, is home to mostly flowering plants. This is where I go all out with color. I stick mostly with red and white, but also have various other colors to match the season of blooming time.
My back yard outside the fence, a work in progress. It's mostly flowering shrubs because the area is so large it needs big shrubs to make an impact.
And last my vegetable garden, which is three raised beds with a few pots of herbs scattered around. My favorite vegetables to plant are potatoes, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, onions and peppers. I guess you could say just a plain southern raised garden. But it's enough to keep me and Big M with fresh veggies.
|Raised Vegetable Garden|
|The only chickens allowed in my neighborhood - Concrete|
And after a full day in the gardens, I love to take it all in from our deck.
|Evening snack for the Hummingbirds|
|The perfect lounger to view my garden|