School is out for summer and I am spending all of my free time gardening! Even though it has been unseasonably hot for late spring/early summer, I have a wonderful space under the carport at our new house that I have claimed as an open air she shed and pretend greenhouse and I am loving it. It stays nice and cool there and allows me to work outside a long longer than I could in my full sun cottage garden.
Hello my garden-loving friends! Today I am sharing a post about the new backyard shade garden in progress at our new home. It’s origins are bittersweet, but very special nonetheless. Just last week my grandmother passed away, and the only thing I could do to deal with the grief this past weekend was a little garden therapy. I had just started a new shade garden at our new house, and I really wanted some giant hostas to be focal points and to build around. None of the local garden centers had the kind I wanted however.
Happy spring! Wait…it’s not spring? Well, happy ALMOST spring! It’s the end of February, but it looks more like mid-March around here. Last week we had some high 70’s days and it just seemed to make all the eager early spring flowers spring forth! I was so in awe when I drove around town this weekend that I decided to share some photos of what’s in bloom here. Hopefully it will give you some early spring garden vibes to get you through until spring truly arrives!