Last year I let the Summer go by without giving any attention to our garden beds. We have more black raspberries growing in our backyard than we know what to do with (freeze them, duh), so I just kind of let them take over and focused on more pressing parts of my life. But this winter has been so cold and I spend most days dreaming about the oncoming Spring and all the plants I want to surround myself with.
My most favorite gardens are luscious and wild, but I love a good structured European garden when it suits. If you like the same, check out my Garden Pinterest board 🙂
I came across this article earlier in the week about a woman who maximizes her 100 square feet of garden space to produce $100’s of dollars worth of food. I’m definitely bookmarking for early next spring when I inevitably go back and forth with myself on what to grow and how much time I want to invest in it. A huge bounty of food in a pretty convincing reason.
Ever since it got to be a bearable temperature outside early last month, I’ve been obsessing over how I’m going to redo my backyard (truthfully I’d been obsessing all winter). Mostly up to this point, we’ve worked on clearing out some areas previously left unkempt, and now that I’m starting to get serious about making a Plan (officially with a capital P), I’m going over everything I’ve pinned to my Garden Board. Looking at everything together really makes it obvious what my tastes are: unfussy, overgrown, extreme privacy, a healthy mix of flowers intertwined with space for afternoon barbecues and late nights under twinkling fairy lights. And a fire pit. Always.
I love this idea from Fiber Farm which involves stuffing (natural fiber only) yarn scraps into a suet feeder for birds to use. How fun would it be to find the beautiful scraps woven into a nest?!
My younger sister and I made a rock lined path through the woods in front of our house last week. She added the dandelions to the entrance and my Mom and I moved the bench from another forgotten area of the yard. It was a good afternoon.
Baby plants and our resident gardener (he mostly likes to uproot them) outside our bedroom window: