One of the big selling points when we purchased our home nine years ago was the backyard. I fell in love with it instantly. It’s not large (we live in a townhouse,) but it backs up to the local park’s bike/walking trail, which is mostly wooded and farm land. I remember the first time I saw it. The weather had been rainy, and everything had this illustrious dark, green dampness to it. The mix of shade from the trees, along with the morning sun, was truly a glorious thing to behold.
We’ve done a few things to make our yard a small garden oasis. We built three raised beds, in which we plant various vegetables every spring. This year, we have tomatoes, pole beans, radishes, lettuce, carrots, and cantaloupe. I’m so excited to see what our harvest will produce.
In addition to the vegetables, we also have blackberry bushes, and – of course – FLOWERS! I get flowers from my hubby and Z every year for Mothers’ Day. We also have a ‘Knock-out’ rose bush in the back corner of the yard, that was a gift from Hubby’s parents when we first moved in. Z planted some wild flower seeds along the fence, and hopefully we’ll have blooms at the end of the month.
We leave the main part of the yarn open for a variety of reasons. When the weather is nice and we have friends over, we set up the white metal table and chairs. (I’ve been wanting to clean the set up and spray paint it red, and add an umbrella. I really should do that this year!) When the Hubby brews beer, he usually does so outside. And, lastly, Z loves to run around and kick her giant purple ball back and forth with Charlie and me.
What do you like to plant in your garden in the spring? Do you prefer flowers, or vegetables?
Have a lovely weekend!