Sunday, June 03, 2007

Green Thumb #2

It's "done"! I say "done" but I know the real work is just beginning! But, for me, the hardest work is done & I love the way my new garden looks. The other day we were sitting in the living room with some friends & the windows were open. There was a slight breeze that brought in a fresh aroma from the garden.

I planted all perennials (with the exception of some free snapdragons--they are my favorite). I only had two plants die--phlox, I think. They weren't very healthy when I bought them. My neighbor (who is an expert gardener) says that you aren't a real gardener unless you kill about 30% of your plants--so I'm feeling ok about it! I love having something to take care of & we've had TONS of rain, so that's made it lots easier!

I can't wait until we get the bushes/trees/weeds out of the other parts of the yard so I can keep trying my hand at gardening! I think my next endeavor will be with bushes/shrubs! Oh, and my new favorite thing is---mulch!! It looks so nice & is cheap & easy! How did I not know about this before??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks great, Sarah, and I'm glad you have enjoyed the process. Rain sure helps. Will be fun to see it in the fall. Keep in mind, the first year you plant, the second year it creeps (roots develop underground) and the third year it really comes to life! Be encouraged but have patience. Mom