Monday, June 13, 2005

Cutting Garden

Since Kristen and I purchased our house I've talked to him about growing flowers in the backyard that I can cut and put in a vase inside. Then last week it seemed I was reading all sorts of articles and blogs about them. Myrna's friend Tara has one at her house in Moncton, NB and then there was an article on MSN.ca which suggested reading the book "Backyard Bouquets" by Georgeanne Brennan (I'm going to the library in the near future to see if they have it) I've also been trying to pay attention to which flowers grow at certain times of the year, for example, late April to early May are usually the tulips (I've decided I want all pink ones in the front yard for this time of year). I know later on in the summer we begin seeing the tiger lillies, and I know there were a few more that I really took notice of last summer but can't think of them right now.

I've also been taking pictures or saving pictures online of gardens and landscaping that have really caught my eye and would be feasible projects for Kristen and myself. We have so many ideas for landscaping, gardening, etc for the new house that I keep telling him there's no way we'll fit everything we want in such a small backyard, unless we make it all a "mini" version of the actual thing....lol.

Meanwhile, since we're still renting this summer we have decided to buy a couple hanging baskets for the front of the house and basically just maintain what's there. Don't really want to invest too much in something that isn't ours and that we're just going to leave in a few months anyway. Will post pics once we get the hanging baskets bought and put up.

1 comment:

dafrhug said...

Hey, the baskets are a start. When we were living in our apartment I had a couple of planters that was hung on our balcony and believe it or not they are hung on our fence in our backyard right now. It all takes time and I'm just enjoying what I do have. That and I can't decide where I want to put the flower beds. lol.