Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Doing my own gardening~

Window box hanging on the back porch deck.

Lilies just about to burst into bloom!

Container garden of herbs.

Red, white & blue petunias in my Grampa's old cement planters.

My poor lilac bush!  It was just about to burst into huge lilacs but the cold nights sort of stopped it short.  Maybe next year.

Last year I threw one peppermint and one spearmint in the ground here because I had no where else to put them.  Now I have a mint field!  These babies are being transplanted this year before they take over.

Adding ground cover perennials to the berm.

The berm.

Old water pump the Mr. bought me at an antique shop Up North, my grandparents' old cement chickens from The Farm and petunias in an old camp coffee pot found in the basement.


Gazebo for gnome weddings and such.

'Shroom House.

Petunias at the bottom of the back porch steps.

Can't recall the name of this little guy but his twin didn't survive the winter on the berm so he was transplanted to this container. 

My very humble little reading patio on the "Farm side" of the yard, herb garden, butterfly garden and berry patch on the far side.

Looks like a mess but it's actually a berry patch; strawberries, blueberries and raspberries!

My grampa's old cement bird bath basin.  The base was knocked over and broken by the yard guy after my grampa passed.  It's so old, can't find a base to match so I settled it in the cracks of the patio bricks as a bird bath/butterfly bath.

Butterfly garden in progress!

Can anyone identify this species of butterfly?

The view from my reading patio on the "Farm side."  See the grape arbor behind the tree?

Looking to the left from my reading patio, my replacement cement birdbath in the distance where my grampa's used to stand.

"House side" of the yard, view from the back porch.

Weird butterfly again.


Debra said...

Wow! I didn't know you had such a large yard. I'd always thought your patio area was about it. :) Loved the flowers everywhere, the berry patch and especially your grandfather's birdbath (that made my heart suddenly beat faster...smile...). Great job and thanks for sharing with us! Blessings, Debra

Bonnie said...

So pretty. Reminds me of growing up back east. Thanks for sharing it all. Aren't our homes/yards just so comforting?