WIP - Home and Patio Garden

Happy spring! 
This week, my Work in Progress (and it truly IS a work in progress) is my home and patio garden. This is my most favorite time of year! I get to watch all my little plants awaken from their winter slumber and I get to plot and plan my annuals for my patio oasis. I've learned so much over the past 4 years so that each year, it gets bigger and better.

A couple of years ago I picked up a few grape hyacinths and teeny daffodils from Home Depot to plant alongside the front walkway.  I lost a few of the bulbs to critters, but a few did manage to survive and bloom. This year, the grape hyacinths are out of control (in a good way!)

grape hyacinth
grape hyacinth

I have two little daffodils growing!

teeny tiny daffodil
spring daffodil starting to grow

So for this year, mom and I are going to step up our flora game along the front porch and walkway. For some reason I have completely neglected this part of our outdoor space, so we plan to put a nice little fence alongside the walkway, add some dirt, and plant some perennials. We haven't really decided on what we'd like there yet. Any ideas of a perennial that would do well with full on afternoon sun?

I've also started my herb and veggie planting. There will be bell peppers, spinach, green onion, cilantro, and basil. I still need to make a seed trip to pick up oregano, rosemary, dill, various mints, and whatever other fragrant beauties I will need. And of course some more pots to transfer them in when they grow up a little more.

2017 Herb Garden
2017 Herb Garden

So far we're off to a good start!


If you have any advice or suggestions about plants, flowers, herbs, or anything else, please feel free to comment below.

Get out there and plant and take photos and make art and do what you love and try to make the world prettier!



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