Well well well.. It's finally warm enough to talk about my garden. :D
I will warn you now: it is NOT a great garden.. We don't have tons of money for it, and it is just so LARGE D: Not to mention I have so much on my plate, I don't even know why I "adopted" the garden. I hope to share my garden struggles and successes on here :3 So here is a basic tour, these photos are from last week, more from today later on I hope :D
-Map coming soon-
I love sharing my life with gorgeous flowers, and little garden birds. :) Hopefully if we get a good nest I'll be able to document baby birds growing up. You may also witness some outdoor foresty photos from nearby :)
Just want to make it clear, I'd love to live on a farm someday, with huge gardens and a nearby forest :3
Saturday, March 17th:
Everything is just springing to life! I've removed all the dead leaves and dry cover over the perennials we have. I'm am sorry these photos are so horrendous. It was extremely sunny and everything is still half dead :( We have 4 main gardens:
1. Main view of the yard. Vegetable garden in the back. It is our oldest garden, been with us 5 years. Yes it is huge. Yes it is a handful. Yes that is a bat box, built last year, but remains empty, I heard bat guano spread on the bottom will attract bats, have to try that. Yes our bird feeder is hanging from a telephone cable, in an attempt to keep squirrels away. I want a shepherd's hook for it this year.. Every time I saw squirrels on the feeder I'd make my dog chase em away and now they NEVER go on the feeder, just forage at the bottom :)
2. Clay Garden. Our second oldest garden. This is a real challenge, the soil is pretty much clay, thanks to the stupid poplar tree. I want to eventually fill it with a foot of good quality soil, but for now, plants struggle to survive in it. I planted some bee balm, which likes clay and is native, in there, one bush flowered, it was okay but I think it'd be better if I put in more, which I hope to :) Compost pile in the back.
3. Under the Deck Garden. A nice simple garden, built last year. Filled with lovely soil, the plants grow well. Home to ferns, gladiolus, foxglove, Siberian iris, and my favorite, the dahlias.
4. Shade garden. My least favorite garden, almost nothing grows there. Home to some ferns, lamb's ears, a few poppies and another favorite, lily of the valley's, of which I hope to acquire more.
Mocha doesn't get why this garden sucks so much either: