Our sunny weekend never materialized but that didn't stop my dear husband from tidying up the backyard (it did however stop me from raking leaves and pulling weeds). I did manage to snap a couple of pictures to share with you.
My plan this spring is to pull everything out of this side garden and fill it completely with geraniums. They seem to love it in there and their happy unassuming faces always bring a smile to my face. I love a flower that doesn't mind a little neglect during the long, hot, dog days of summer.
This stone walkway that rings the grass was definitely one of the deal clinchers when we first looked at our little cottage. At the end of this pathway, just as you turn the bend, there's a small waterfall and pond that adds the right amount of motion and noise to the backyard.
This picture from last summer shows where we added some tall trees along the back fence for added privacy and a couple of new fruit trees for some additional shade and yummy fresh fruit. This year my hubby will be building a couple of raised bed planters for an actual vegetable plot. Nothing big to start, just enough to harvest a few tomatoes and summer veggies. I am looking forward to being more self sufficient now that I have more time (and less money) to piddle around out back.
Any suggestions for easy to grow vegetables that don't take up too much room? I know I want tomatoes and peppers but would like to put in a few more basics to round it out. What about you? Have you started tilling your soil or are you still in the dreaming of spring stage?