OK, I’m not really a landscaping queen. In fact, I’m a total wanna be and a bit of a putz when it comes to growing anything. But, I’m learning! A couple of weeks back I planted my first garden and I’m proud to report that the plants have tripled in size. Yes, tripled! However, I can’t take credit. It’s all thanks to that dang mother nature. She has been a total basket case lately and hasn’t let up on the rain. Boooo. Hiiisssss. I guess the good news is that I haven’t had to water anything myself which is obviously why it’s doing so well.
After I planted my first garden, I got the itch to do something about the eye sore of a space by our shed. It had 4 sad-looking hostas which I had dropped into the ground and did nothing with. I literally dug holes in the grass and plopped them in. Totally trashy. So, instead of pouting about how it looked, I grabbed the hubby and headed to the Home Depot. We picked up some cute pavers and a couple of plants. I had leftover cedar chips at home so only had to spend about $50.
I tore up the grass, turned over the soil, laid the pavers, dug some holes and plopped in the new plants. I was even able to salvage 2 of the hostas and they are looking great.
Up next? Who knows. You will likely just see food blogs for the rest of the summer and maybe a post or two about my thriving (or dying) garden. Oh, and a BIG announcement about an upcoming event we are participating in next September. More to come!
P.S. When I used the word “putz”, I thought I had better Google it to ensure it meant what I was trying to say. Apparently it means “A stupid or worthless person.”. Totally cracked me up. Verdict was to leave it in the post 🙂