Monday, April 18, 2016

living in the garden

You may have noticed I've been only quasi-present on the blog lately. Where have I been? Distracted. Spring! Plants! Garden! I'm all over the place lately, but I thought I'd give you a peek into our backyard garden projects. Have you ever flipped through magazines and poured over photos of gardens wishing yours looked like any semblance of the picture? Well, 2016 has been the year of whipping the backyard into shape. It really started in 2015 ... the flower bed you see above previously had a single brick border and it was looking pretty pathetic. It was falling down, dirt was eroding, and just looked blah. My husband had the idea to try stacked flagstone. And the transformation was honestly magical. Suddenly the backyard had shape and looked purposeful and had a nice polish. It looked "finished." So we've been spending this spring filling the bed with different bushes and perennials. And then we realized ... hmmm.... there used to be grass under the swing .... realizing it wouldn't be growing back we added more flagstone! And scotch moss! I absolutely love how this turned out.


 What else have I been up to? Turning the patio into my personal rose garden.

And knitting on the swing, of course!