Gardens nourish the soul, a sign I have hanging in my garden, and I really believe that is true. Every spring I can't wait to get into my flower gardens and see what has come back from last year and what I can add for the coming season. I hope you enjoy my little gardens spread out throughout my yard.
Added a bench in the back of this long fenced area on the side of my house. I added one of my favorite birdhouses on top, you can just barely see it peaking through. I love all the purples and yellows I added this year.
This is just below the last picture, just right before you enter the back yard. Some of my tall phlox didn't come back here this year, the corner in the back was just full of them last year, need to think of something tall to go in maybe this fall, so it will be back in the spring. Love the old looking bird feeder, just adds the right height to this bed. Throught out my garden you will see lots of signs I have collected, some read, bumble bee crossing, To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow, and olde garden tools, I am always on the lookout for garden signs they add so much to a garden.
This large planter sits in an area where I have a bench area next to the fireplace chimney. This area gets changed out with the seasons. So glad I took this picture a few weeks ago, this large planter of flowers, well it didn't make it through the very hot days we have had, can't wait to fill it with pansies. This area is one of my favorite places to sit outside, just too hot this summer to do so. I plan to make up for lost time this fall.
This bed sits at the corner of driveway. I had changed it some this year, added stepping stones, they have dragon flies on them and made a little path to the birdbath.
This is a very large bed that sits in my front yard. I have all sorts of seasonal flowers that bloom throughout the season here, along with some large pots added for interest. You can barely see the little blue wagon that sits in the front of this bed, it is up next to a tree. I love to put pumpkins in it for the fall season. Well just a few of my flower beds this year, there is one in the back of the house I didn't get to this year, it turned so hot, I had to stop being outside. I hopefully will get back in them this fall for some redoing while you can still buy some flowers before winter. This time of the year my beds start looking a little over grown, it is so humid and hot here in the south, and I have asthma, so it prevents me from being outside, can't wait to the cooler time of the year when I can be outside again playing in my flower beds, nourishing my soul. Everyone stay cool, Vicky