The Year My Junk Filled Summer Garden Was PERFECT.
My flowerbeds are currently filled to the brim with weeds! But it wasn't always like this...
There was this one summer that I went all out. Every blade of grass was cut, and every flower bed edged to the hilt.
It was hard, hard work. But... the outcome speaks for itself...
I'm hoping by posting these pictures that I'll be enticed to do the same again this year!
All I can say is, thank goodness for pictures... :)
Visit http://bit.ly/FunkyJunkSummerYard for the rest of the tour... it's a BIG one!
Edited to add: the cow mural was painted by an artist friend, designed for the side of a previous barn. It's currently safely stowed away until I land the perfect spot for it. I love it too!
My rustic garden shed is my pride and joy of the backyard. But it didn't always use to look like this...
Old fenceboards were attached to the frame of the greenhouse, turning it into a rustic shed. The shed has truly become the heart and soul of the entire backyard.
Oh goodness.. try this if you haven't already! Lay a hose down with lots of natural curves, then using a half moon edger, cut the sod. Remove, then mound your soil away from the cut, creating a trench.
You truly won't believe the difference!
Some rusty old headboards came to the rescue! They worked terrific for flowers and tomatoes.
And remember the trailing variety so the edges spill right to the ground.
Even a few old kettles. Just add a few rocks and position in a bare flower bed. Pretty, and moveable!
Here, these flowers appear to be pouring out of a kettle on its side at the foot of a walkway.
I think every flower garden improves with a few cute birdhouses, don't you?
Wish to see more of the yard? Click the link below for the entire tour! Boy I did a LOT of work that summer... :)
Jacqui on Apr 17, 2020
Great yard & it shows th love & hard work u put into it. I hav all th junque/broken pots I need, but nothing has ben planted. Your yard proves what I'v always said...you plant a garden & it becomes a blessing & a curse...u become a slave grooming, watering, feeding, battling pests. But th joy it brings to th soul when everything blooms is worth it.