When I started up F & N this winter (or re-started, I should say), one of my plans was to use this blog as a kind of garden journal. This is Erick’s and my first spring in our first house so we’ve been looking forward to seeing our garden bloom.
I cannot believe how quickly things change in a garden! Here is the very first picture we took of the front garden bed, on May 3rd:
Just two weeks ago, it looked like this: (Ah yes, fond memories of the dandelions)
Now, the front bed is alight with beautiful purple blossoms and more shades of green than I can count!
Those purple flowers just happened one day! I came home from work and *poof* there they were!
Admittedly, things are looking a little jungle-esque right now… But this year is a wait-and-see-what-grows situation.
The back yard has been a continuous source of joy and mystery, as it fills out a little more each day. Here it is on May 3rd:
And here are the “after” shots, taken today!
I’ll have a deck update for you next week! Stay tuned!
I love this birch tree, and the little ferns around its base just make me smile. It’s also pretty clear that the previous owner was a big fan of hostas.
Yes, the dandelions remain in the lawn. That is a battle for another day.
Another *poof* moment was this beautiful tree. We’re not quite sure what it is, because it looks and smells like a crabapple, but the fruit is more like cherries… Any tree sleuths out there have an idea?
I’ll leave you with my favourite picture so far. Have a great weekend, everyone!