11 May 2009
FUN MONDAY - Gardening
Faye asked us to tell our gardening stories. And share some photos of your garden, or one we admire.
I think I don't have any gardening stories because I never had a green thumb. I don't like to work in our garden, to plant and unplant flowers, to mow the grass or cut the hedge. What I love is sitting in a beautiful garden with flowers and blooming bushes around me and a freshly cut lawn because it smells so good. I try to understand people who love working in a garden, know all flowers by their names and at what season they bloom.
But as we have a garden and I don't want to sit in a jungle either I tried to make it nice and easy. Mr. Gattino is of no help he hates garden work even more than me and mowing the grass is already too much. At the very beginning a gardener was seeding grass in the middle and put all kind of bushes around. In front of the house we put gravel.
Since last year a miracle happened and I suddenly started to like to work a little bit in our garden. Not too much of course.
I bought tree bark and had put it on a plastic so there would be no weeds and no more mowing at the side of the house.
at the end of the lawn I planted a rhododendron a months ago which just started to bloom. It's also the little corner where our animals are burried.
The entrance too I made very easy. Same system, tree bark on plastic
and flower pots with petunias
and of course a little cat. In a month there will be blooming more and fill the whole pot.
For the moment a lot of bushes are blooming and it looks wonderful. These are two houses in my neighborhood.