Shall we begin?
We have lots of shade so things don't grow as well as I would like. Like my rose bush here:
(Isn't time lapse great?)
Not much of a bush. Just that one flower. This plant is maybe 3 years old, and that's still all I have. This bush has been mowed over several times, crushed by a falling oak tree, and stepped on by someone who shall remain nameless. And I still got this beautiful and oh-so-sweet-smelling rose...maybe next year will be "the year" that I get two :-)
I have some veggies trying to grow on my deck, but I'm not showing you those. They're puny :-( But this guy isn't:
These birdhouses were made for me last year by my littlest boys for Mother's Day. I was about to take them down and throw them out this year when I discovered that some tiny little bird (a finch maybe?) had moved into the purple one. So they stayed...
This is my shade garden. It used to be a dumping ground for the 235 million leaves we have to rake every fall. It was a CHORE to prepare, because it was (and still is) full of tree roots, rocks, clay soil, and worms. Lots of worms. Yuk! But it looks much nicer now! This is my "God place." I never fail to feel close to Him when I'm out here.
Here's a closer look at what's growing in it, but don't ask me what they are. Because, um, I don't know:
I love to listen to my waterfall out here....
Here's my nice lush hosta bed: the ONLY plant I can grow well :-)
My feeble attempt at growing veggies in the ground:
The tall plant on the right is yellow tomatoes, with a pumpkin vine behind it. The others would be red tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers and beans if they would grow. I'm not a very good gardener! Plus, we just don't have good place for veggies but I had to try!
And in honor of Father's Day this weekend, I'll leave you with a parting shot of my husband's favorite part of our outdoor space:
Thanks for visiting my gardens today! Y'all come back now, hear? :-)