Weeding … and new blooms in the garden!

Weeding, it’s like housework, it just has to be done!  I confess to much preferring being outdoors and weeding to being inside doing housework, though.  Today I had the privilege of listening to my kids play on the trampoline with their friends while I was pulling weeds.  Lots and lots of weeds.  Funny how the kids never want to pull weeds with me.  We could make a game of it; something like “let’s see who can pull the most weeds!”.  I’ll have to give that one a try tomorrow…

I’ve mentioned that our garden is in a constant state of change as we grow it, learn, and figure out how we want it to look eventually.  The area of our “fruit orchard”, I just have to put that in quotes since the area is so small we call it that affectionately, is not the shape we want it just yet.  We discovered this year that we’ve planted too close to the fence, so we’ll have to bring that area back a tiny bit.  That lovely black carpeting (read: ugly)  is where we’ll have stone paths eventually.  We planted more asparagus this year, so that space was expanded.  We’re planning on two rows of peas for next year, too, since they are growing so nicely.  When we get the shape and size finally right, we’re planning on enclosing the area.  I really want a small white picket fence.  Can you just see the pretty pink climbing roses along the fence with white hydrangea?  I’m sure I’ve pinned something like that from pinterest!

Back to reality, and our current garden!  The first of my Dutch Iris is blooming, and I think it is so pretty. The first of my roses has also finally bloomed.  The sunlight this evening captured it so brilliantly.   The mess in the middle of my front yard is my next garden project.  I have to kill the grass (with newspapers & cardboard). I’ve also put the sod which was dug up from other places in the yard there, to incorporate it into the new garden.  There’s no point in wasting perfectly good sod!  I’m glad my husband is a patient man, and doesn’t mind the mess involved with killing the grass the slow way.  Good things come to those who wait 🙂

I hope you don’t have too long to wait for blooms in your garden!

The above picture  is the “before weeding” look of the fence line.

Now you can actually see the hedge!

A look at the “orchard” at sunset.

I thought the peas looked so pretty!

I am looking forward to eating our zucchini!

O.K. that’s a lot of pictures for one Dutch Iris … but it feels like I waited forever for it to bloom!

Finally! Roses in my rose garden!

I discovered these in my garden … I think they were given to me, and this is their first year blooming!

We grew a bunch of Calendula flowers from seeds and they are just now showing us how pretty they are!

This is as close as I’m going to take a picture of the big mess in the front yard!  At least the sunset is pretty 🙂

10 thoughts on “Weeding … and new blooms in the garden!

  1. All I can say is simply…….beautiful. I love your photos !!!! And send some zucchini my way. I know you will be looking for SOMEONE to give it away to !!

    • Thank you, I love taking photos! Haha! Yes, I gave away a lot of zucchini bread last year! It wouldn’t be very well known here in Ireland, so it was fun to share an American recipe.

  2. Thanks Karen! It’s all a learning experience for us. When I told my husband my desire for the white picket fence with climbing roses he smiled at me, and said that he thought that would be lovely! 🙂

  3. I’m still waiting for my zucchini to fruit… lots of flowers and nothing else. Your garden looks lovely, even with the grass being covered, and your peas are doing well too.
    I try to go into the garden every evening after work and pull weeds as I go along. Little and often is the way I prefer to do it as marathon sessions are so boring!

  4. PJ Girl, I’m weeding on a “need to weed basis”! I’ve been really good with staying on top of the beds themselves, but the fence just so quickly gets out of hand. I have pickling cukes that are not making any progress… I’m not sure if they need more heat or what. Such is the gardeners’ life 🙂 Thanks for your comments, by the way!

  5. It all looks great to me! But the black plastic stuff is just so practical, I know it’s ugly, but it does work so well. and besides the lovely Iris and roses more than make up for it !

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