First I want to do a little update on the flower beds that I posted about a while back. If you have not seen those you can see those here. These beds look so much fuller now!
Creeping Flox and Ajuga in bloom.
In our front yard the Japanese Red Maple leafed out and you can see new leaves on top of the Nandena.
Our trellis hides quite a bit of junk you would be shocked to see. This is part of our backyard shade garden, the other side is next to the house. Here some of the Columbine are in bloom plus Hastas and Astilebe.
This is on the opposite side of the trellis, a sidewalk separates it. The lilies and lambs ears will be blooming soon.
Bleeding heart is such an interesting plant. I always marvel at God's creation when these bloom every year!
I got most of my vegetable garden planted. This year I brought lots of manure from my uncle that has cows, so I'm hoping for a good yield. We always plant tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and onions. Some years we do potatoes, though we don't always get a good crop. I still think it's fun for the kids to dig them up and see where our food comes from.
The raised bed you see is actually a "roadkill rescue". My sister called me on a rainy evening and said there was a book shelf on the side of the road on her way home. I sent my husband to pick it up in a torrential down-pour (so surprised he even went), but it turned out it's not a book shelf it's the bottom support for a child's bed and it was plastic. DISAPPOINTING! I thought I would just throw it away again but then thought to use it in my garden for a raised bed with onions.
I have always wanted my vegetable garden to also have some interest, so I created some space for flowers too. This way it's not boring to go to the garden!
I have helped the kids start their own shade garden, and when they want to dig this is where I send them. You can see some of their holes.
The back of this wooded area is also my compost pile.
Back to the other side of our yard I created a privacy fence with evergreens and other bushes. I added perennials that were extras from my other gardens to make it pretty until the trees fill in, since they were only 12 inches tall.
The snowball bush blooms every year around Mother's Day.My mom gave me a start of this one.
There are tons of blooms this year on it. I'll have to bring some in to enjoy too!