Karmyn is hosting fun monday this week and wants to see our gardens. Please go over to her site to see everyone else’s pretties!
I don’t have a garden right now. I live in an apartment. If things ever get moving, we will have our own piece of property and a new house next spring. Thereby, I would have the following things, please click on the links to see those that you are not familiar with:
Tulips and daffodils in the spring along with Grape hyacinth and crocus. Basically anything bulb related that I don’t have to tend to very often. I like the simple flowers that show themselves in their own time while the weather can still be crisp.
I also like old fashioned petunias for their awesome smell and balloon flowers for their swelling star shaped blossoms (these were both in high season during our wedding in 2001). Marigolds are good for keeping bugs away, so I would probably have some of those planted around the house to ward any silly trespassers away! They are also easy to take care of, and if you pinch off their heads once the blossom fades, it will spring another one on the same stalk. I would be remiss if I did not have roses (I’m sure you all know what roses look like!) and some items like coneflowers and butterfly bushes, to attract winged wonders. I love how the butterfly bushes open slowly from one end to the other, and all the sudden, whoosh! there’s a whole stalk full of teeny tiny flowers and the ‘flutterbys’ are going crazy!
As far as regular garden goes, I will probably start with something easy like tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and potatoes. Because of the amount of deer that probably roam through there (prints in the creek bed), we will probably be cautious at first, and then put up fencing if we have too many nibbles. From there we would expand to include green beans and corn. Because there is some sand in the creekbed, we could easily grow some melons as well, and may try pumpkins in the fall for carving!