Saturday, April 14, 2007

Grow For Me



Daughter
Teacher
Sister
Wife
Friend
Homeowner
Cook

I can put a new role in that list. Gardener. We purchased a lawn mower, weed wacker, and a hodgepodge of gardening tools. We mowed our lawn and wacked some weeds. I hoed some dirt to make it ready for next weekend when I will be planting a variety of annuals and maybe a perennial or two.

We have a shady backyard so I have been researching shade gardens. I think I will plant some Hostas, but I am looking for ideas to compliment this perennial. I plan on some impatiens in the flower bed, but I will plant some Geraniums in hanging plants. I am also reseeding my backyard because there are some splotchy spots. I am also going to try my hand at an herb garden.

I know I will enjoy spending time at the gardening center. It is the first time and I already know that I am going to get into taking care of my yard and garden.

1 comment:

Eyes said...

Gardens can be very rewarding but I never realized when I started mine -- they are a never-ending project! Beware :) They always need tending, time and care -- year after year.

For your shade garden, I highly recommend the following:

Astible (sp?)
Hydrangea - many varieties
Wild ginger (though it can be invasive)