Wednesday, May 24, 2023

It's all good.

We put in a raised garden this year for herbs and drieds and a few cut flowers.
Everything seems to be doing well.

A friend of mine from high school showed me a picture of this easel and frame for an idea for holding a planter.
Jim put this together for me, and I arranged the petunias in it, and hung the hummingbird house in the corner.
I love how it turned out!
Very cute idea for the deck.
We've been here for a year now. 
Jim pulled out all of the shrubs that were growing in this area shortly after we moved in, and we started amending the soil, and planting right away.
After trial and error, I finally figured out what plants worked best in this climate and soil.

We put in the river rock path after everything was planted, and I am so pleased with the results.

Even on rainy days I love to spend time outside.
Having a covered deck is such a blessing!
The plants that spend the cooler months inside, come out onto the deck for the warmer months.

Plants are still being added to the garden.
I am looking for Hollyhocks, more Foxglove, a few more Delphinium, and also Angel Trumpets, and always more roses.
The Wisteria is finally getting some buds!  I am excited to see what that will look like.
The Hydrangea is also showing some buds....So happy about that!

Having annuals in the garden helps between the perennial blooms.
I try to stagger the perennials, but sometimes you need a little help.
Plus, I love the different colors.

Just like at the garden lacks a formal touch.  I prefer a Cottage feel in my plantings. 
Everyone has different tastes and preferences.
It's all good.
What do you like best?


  1. It is all looking lovely, Debbie. I can't believe you have been there a year already. Wow! It does take some time to figure out what will grow in a new area. Looks like you have got some great landscaping done already. xo Diana

  2. I love your beautiful colorful flowers there. Ours are just beginning to grow. I have lots of containers with plants in them thanks to my children helping me plant them. I can not do it by myself any more. It takes a lot of work. I'm lucky I can still water them on my own. Enjoy your flowers and thanks for showing us the pictures. They are just lovely.

  3. We keep things simple here in Florida. And we have a lawn crew that mows so we don't spend as much time working in our yard now. It frees us up to go hiking and things grow so well here that everything is very green out every window. I love that path you've created! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Debbie, your gardens look wonderful! Glad you are getting to sit out on your covered area.