I am joining Jen Rizzo today for a garden walk!
Jen is one of my favorite bloggers and designers:)
I am such a garden snoop and LOVE tours...even from a birds eye view in the car.
Yes, I have been known to take another pass by just to look at someone's yard:).
So, I thought I would give you a little tour of my garden.
Some pictures are from last year...we have had a really late Spring here and most of my flowers are not in bloom.
Here is the garden in late July...it is rather wild and untamed, but I love that all of the perennials fill in and there is minimal weeding.
Goldenrod and Soapwort lie in fluffy bundles along the border.
My husband built the arbor and fence out of large cedar planks. He cut each picket and designed the arbor as a Christmas present.
Echinacea, Feverfew, Bells of Ireland, Daisies, and Cosmos are great flowers for our region.
We have a lot of wind and hot, dry summers.
By August, the tomatoes are spilling over from my four raised beds.
We look each day for plum ripe ones to savor.
Hollyhocks stand so straight and tall along the back.
They just make me happy looking at the cheerful flowers.
The large plant next to the Hollyhocks is Lovage, a celery-like herb.
By August, our row garden ion is full swing.
Beans, carrots, peas, corn, onions, and a row of zinnias...I always plant zinnias.
It is wonderful to eat fresh from our garden and this year we hope to be able to share!
My garden is next to the chicken coop...which you can read about here.
Next to the coop is "Gertrude," our tin can scarecrow.
She scares most birds away.
The chickens...they don't mind her watching them:).
Springtime finds us busy planting...right now our garden looks like this...
Planting is a family affair and I am so grateful my kids love the garden, too!
The hens are let loose to range until late Spring when the garden starts growing.
Then they are happy to have me throw weeds into their run:).
The cows were moved into the pasture next door and we like to see them peeking through the fence.
My little fruit trees are just starting to grow.
I have four larger raised beds behind the picket garden that hold strawberries, flowers, and herbs.
I fill in between with lots of wood chips.
Some of my boxes are in need of repair this year:).
Sage with a few chives peeking through and Golden Oregano...yum!
I am hoping to fill a second box full of herbs soon.
I love to use them fresh in our meals.
I love how the garden and views change through the summer months.
In another 6 weeks, it will look like this...dotted fields filled with hay bales.
And a garden in a full array of blooms.
Hope you enjoyed the tour:)!
If you would like to snoop through some amazing gardens, click HERE to visit Jennifer Rizzo!
I am also linking to The Polohouse...visit to see even more beautiful gardens!