Mother Nature cooperated enough to allow me to finally get some gardening/outdoor work done this weekend. It was still damp but not pouring and that’s good enough for me! I got some wicked deals at the Superstore Garden center this weekend (25% off plus tax free!) which allowed me to finish my projects.
Outside of a little gardening with my mom growing up (and that was mainly deck/planter box gardening) I’m a total newbie at this. I haven’t killed anything yet though! I would say I have a ‘yellow thumb’, it’s not green yet, we’ll see in September how well I’ve done.
Using my prior knowledge and the helpful tool of Google, I was able to plant my first raised garden bed. I knew what I thought I should do, I just confirmed with the Google experts. Here’s the result:
I planed three boxwood shrubs, two dahlias and two kong coleus (mosaic leaf) plants.
How pretty are the Kong Coleus leaves?
On top of getting the raised garden in, which I’m uber proud of by the way, I put mulch in the front garden boxes around my two GINORM-O hostas (which I already trimmed!) and dwarf ceders:
Please ignore how dirty our brand-spankin’ new driveway/walkway is. Gardening is a messy job and getting the dirt out of a black driveway=IMPOSSIBLE. We’re borrowing my father-in-law’s pressure washer soon to clean ‘er up (along with the deck).
Continuing the tour around our property, the snowball bush I planted earlier this spring (NOT DEAD!):
I also bought another of my favorite plants this weekend ($29.99 down to $15.00 tax-in!), a Forever & Ever hydrangea. It is a hydrangea that blooms repeatedly all summer. They come in different colors, I will show you later what it looks like, for now it is just starting to peek out:
It’s coming along nicely if I do say so myself.
Now if only I could get the grass looking better. This picture is making it look better than it really does, or this is the yard’s ”good angle”? You saw what we had to work with in the ‘before’.
Any tips for a GREENER LAWN?