Both the home and the yard have suffered a little neglect, and I’ve been busting at the seams to get a flower bed or two in the back before summer begins! I squeaked in my plant purchases and a bulk dirt delivery just before the stay-at-home order was issued, whew! (If you’re reading this from the future, google “COVID-19”, and then let, me know how it ends.)
Words aren’t coming to me this morning, so I’ll just post pictures. Here’s some “before”:
Since I had a lot of time between closing and move in, I started a plan on paper. First time doing that in my life!!
I outlined the beds with flags and string first, just to make sure I didn’t hate it and it didn’t feel cramped or awkwardly shaped.
(I also got some trees for privacy and structure! Another post.)
I knew I had neither the time nor the money to do it all at once, so I decided to focus on the beds closest to the house. Then I got edging and laid it down:
|Left bed 1|
|Left bed 2|
|Left bed 3|
I started planting the left bed last night, and will probably do the right side tonight. I have a few more plants on the way via mail order, so I’ll take post again when it’s all in the ground!