Last year the backyard was nice but just not PERFECT. This year
for me has been so much better from the start!
The Spider plant has more than tripled in size, to the point
she no longer can hang , well not unless I use a CHAIN. The lawn
with just enough rain is so green, and soft to walk on. I never water the
lawn or plants that are not in pots(those get watered each day or every other)
the perennials also do not get extra water. I grow plants raised here for the range of temps and
four different seasons. They for the most part are tough survivors, like us.
The storms have taken our pretty little spot for shade and
tore it apart not once but twice. My boyfriend was a welder for years and with
welding rods and some DUCK TAPE we have gotten another year
of it. Thankfully as this is where I doing beading outside as well as wire wrapping
all the while playing with JT and taking photos of back yard visitors who do not mind us
sitting out there.
Next year I have a lot plans for this place we call home.
There will be many plants grown from seed this winter, for plants to go into
a new English Garden as well as all plants that will feed us, throughout the year.
I was given glass from an old greenhouse a friend had no use for and boyfriend will build
me a greenhouse to move them out into even it there is snow still on the ground. The sun is
amazing on this piece of land from sunrise through sunset. We have a windmill and 1 solar panel
so far to help with filling the needs for electricity even if it is for a small FREE amount for now we
can build on it little by little.
I will try to leave enough room in the greenhouse to grow some pretty plants for the garden club
here in town I am secretary of. Hangers ready for Mother’s Day plant sale would be so nice to work towards.
I have to say this time last year I hurt so bad and emotionally hurt more, on most days but just a year later
so much has changed. All it took was me putting one foot in front of the other and doing just one day at a time.