How Does She Do That?
I walk you through my garden projects and share tips so you can create your own garden sanctuary.
I bought my house in January so it wasn't until the snow melted that I saw I had a huge electrical box in my front yard. It looked awful. I was disappointed but soon came up with a plan to hide it. I decided to ring the box with decorative grasses. I wanted to experiment with grasses and was excited to have the chance.
When I was growing up hosta had plain green leaves and lavender colored flowers. It was a hardy shade plant that was easy to grow. The problem was that this hosta was boring. It made a good back drop for more interesting shade plants or as filler in hard to grow places but it was too plain, too green.
Made in the Shade
At my previous house I turned an overgrown side of the garage into a fantastic shade garden. I used plants I bought from the local garden club plant sale. When I moved, I was able to bring many of the plants with me. I put them in a temporary bed while I figured out where to plant them. Almost a year later I was ready to plant my new shade garden.
My Tiniest Garden
We love all things tiny . . . tiny humans, tiny houses, tiny versions of our favorite foods. Why not create tiny gardens too? As a childhood dollhouse owner and lover of anything miniature, this idea was made for me. When my sister gave me the sweetest mini garden bench, I was excited to create my tiniest garden yet.
Path to Nowhere
My shade garden is under a huge tree at the back of my yard. I have planted flowers among the exposed tree roots. The roots make separate areas or mini gardens within the larger space. I have always loved that. A path ran through the garden allowing me to enjoy the plants. The problem was the path just ended abruptly, it was a path to nowhere.
I did it! After eight years I installed a permanent path though my beloved shade garden. It is no longer a dirt track covered with upstart plants. As weeding my path had been necessary and ridiculous, I've longed to build one that would last. Now I have a path that is attactive, strong and DOES NOT NEED TO BE WEEDED!