This Spring I ventured into a little front patio makeover. One of the goals of the whole process was to plant flowers so that we could have some pops of color in our yard in summer time. Since that time would be now, I thought I’d show you how things went.
Here was the “Sweet Pea Bed” in Spring:
And, here it is now…
This is the first time I planted sweet peas, and I admit that for a while, I thought they might not make it. I’m so glad they hung in there…
I love the smell of them, and they last about a week cut and in a vase on my kitchen table.
It’s amazing to me that just a few short months could turn this:
Into the wild and crazy mass of this:
My mom commented years ago that, “We back home [in Montana] try to get things to grow. You have to be careful that things don’t take over the whole yard!”
I guess that’s the case sometimes.
See those cute little flowers with the hint of pink and red beside the Japanese Maple tree?
Yep. They died.
However, the other ones went a little crazy. I think they’re trying to take over the tree…
“Rudbekia”, they are. I find them to be a delightfully happy flower.
I’ve always dreamed of having a “cut flower garden”. In fact, I’ve even spent time researching plants to make one. But, it dawned on me as I prepared this post that it has just sort of happened on its own. Here’s the list of the current flowers I’m cutting for bouquets in the house:
In fact, I think I want to go cut some right now!
Have a happy day~