Saturday, April 6, 2013
Friday's Project in the Garden
It has been awhile since I have posted about the projects at Das Kleine Haus. Spring has already arrived here on the Prairie.
To tell you the truth, I have been working on the flower and vegetable beds since January, usually the coldest month of the year. There were virtually no gardens when I purchased my 130 year old home.
The pathways started with 4 to 5 loads of decomposed granite, carried in the back of my pick-up truck.
Benjamin, my handyman, spread the granite with shovel and wheelbarrow, as I marked the pathways with landscape fabric.
The next step was to purchase 2 tons of rocks....yes, rocks are heavy.
This is hard work...first deciding how the path will wind around the flowers and vegetable beds. Then, lifting the stones in place.
My idea was to create an English Cottage Garden. Being a Texan, I think it will probably be a combination of both styles.
The African Daisy, with a purple center, is a new flower for me.
And, the typical white Shasta daisy, with the yellow center, is a must for any garden I plant.
Delphiniums, planted on one side of The Studio, are showing off their indigo colored blooms.
One of my favorites, to add to a flower garden, is Powis Artemisia.
This photos was taken Easter Sunday, for my grandchildren. They live out of state, so, I sent them several photos for an "email Easter Egg Hunt".
Starting over can be exciting! The garden takes form as new ideas become reality and flowers begin to blossom.
After all, dreams do come true.....