Planning and Plotting this Year's Garden
|The first crocus of the season - Spring is coming!|
I'm obviously pretty inconsistent at taking photos, but it was really fun to look back! It's always fun to look at the early spring / winter photos and how dead everything looks and then to see the garden in full bloom -- and just to think that all of that had been lying hidden under the ground!
It is crazy to look at 2012 when we had that early spring (summer, really) and how the garden was a month or two ahead of normal schedule! My garden has also gotten prettier in the fall over the years. Spring is full of bulbs and June has unintentionally turned into a completely purple garden. My biggest challenge has been around July when the spring flowers have faded and the late summer flowers haven't yet bloomed. I've tried to incorporate some new mid-summer blooms, but it remains a bit lacking. One year, I got tons of black-eyed susans from who knows where -- I loved those, but they never came back in full force. I think I'll thin things out a bit this year then take another look at what I can add in to make sure I have good color all season long. This year, I'll try to take at least one photo every month for better documentation! It looks like this week it's going to be a good taste of spring. I can't wait to be able to get into the dirt and start playing!
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!