Our peonies didn’t last very long this summer. They are just big piles of green leaves at this point, no more blooms. But, they did bloom this year and that’s a big improvement from last year. I’m excited to see what they will do next summer. Our peonies are done but many others are doing well right now.
These are all from the flower garden by the driveway that we have put the most work into. We also have a flower garden by the house. The ones by the house are some of the few that we kept in their original location that had been planted by the previous owner. I like them because we don’t really have to do much to them. They just keep coming back year after year.
What does your garden look like this summer?
Oh. My. Goodness.
I am excited about this summer’s flower garden in the front yard. We did so much planting and transplanting last year and I feel that we are finally seeing the beginning of what I have wanted for the front yard.
And, we are going to have peonies! Peonies! Peonies! (I’m excited about the peonies….) 🙂
What’s coming up in your garden?
Spring has really arrived! I am so excited about our little flower garden in the front yard. We have a lot of plants already coming up nicely. And, I’m already making plans for what else I want/need to plant.
Check out those peonies! I am looking forward to seeing how they look this summer…….
I am trying very hard to remain patient…but….I am SO ready for spring! (Honestly, I’m actually SO ready for summer…..) So, I’m growing a bit impatient watching the flowers growing in the front yard.
Come on spring!!
What do you think? A week more until we have blooms? Maybe a couple days?
We had snow this week! Actual snow! And I’m not very happy about it! Now, I am fully aware that we’ve had a very easy winter for the most part. There has been very little snow and the temperatures have been fairly mild. I think that that’s why this week’s snow seems like such a giant leap backward. I thought that we were done with winter. Although, this year, it seems as though we were done with winter in early January……
The front yard is starting to wake up. There is new growth popping up everywhere. We did a lot of work in the front yard last summer. We moved a lot of plants and planted many new ones. I’m excited and anxious to see how all of the new plants do this year.
Well, something has come in and eaten all of the corn. The stalks are lying on the ground looking sad. *sigh* But, when the corn came down it left some more space for the peppers that are still growing.
And the squash is doing just fine. We’ve already picked a lot and there are ton of blossom so we will definitely have more squash pretty soon.
Big girl has a couple plants she she is in charge of and one of those plants is cherry tomatoes. We’ve already been able to pick some of them. I’m actually really glad that we planted the cherry tomatoes this summer because big girl picks them and eats them! She doesn’t eat tomatoes but she will eat them if she’s picked them herself off of her plant.
And, we still have a couple corn plants in the front yard that have been largely left alone so we might still get some corn. Maybe.
This summer, as with every other summer, Ryan has worked hard to get our back yard into shape. The previous garden was removed over the course of the last couple years and grass has been planted. The previous owner had planted a huge garden in the back yard. It was nice but it was huge. It took up over half of the back yard’s space. And we have two little goofballs who need to have space to run around. We finally have a back yard for kids to play in!
This year, we added in a raised bed for some veggies. Some of the plants are doing really well in the raised bed. Although, I think that next year we might add a couple new beds so that the zucchini can have it’s own bed and so the corn can have it’s own bed, too since those two veggies are doing really well but are starting to crowd everything else.