I think we all know how gardening went for me this summer. Maybe next year will be better. Maybe we'll get more done outside next year too! This year was a good start with getting rid of lots of stuff around the fence and part of the tree coming down. We have bigger plans for both the front and the back yard and we'll continue to move in that direction! Actually, we're hoping that we can get that huge tree taken down BEFORE the leaves start falling. I really didn't like raking all the leaves from that tree...
There are a few things I like in a garden.
I also like unconfined and wild but only when it is someone else's. I don't think I could pull it off. I don't think I could live with it. There needs to be some sort of order to it. It's got to make sense.
One of my items on my 2011 to-do list was to start a compost pile. Yep. Not happening this year. But I want to build this one. It looks easy enough to build. As long as I get everything square. I'm not sure about three compartments though. I think we would only ever need two. At least for a while.
Vertical gardening is a great way to use space efficiently. Nothing like this works with my current house, but still quite lovely.
I love the wide space in the middle with the space to sit at the end. I'd like something that was open more to the outdoors but can still be sheltered from rain. A bigger doorway? Larger windows? I don't know. It's a long ways off.
We want a fenced in backyard. We have a fence but it's not fully enclosed and it is ugly and broken. Isn't this a pretty doorway? Pergolas are a bonus anywhere!
This walk-through trellis is made from PVC pipes! He has cucumbers growing on them but any vine plant would work well. I can see tomatoes working well too!
Even though these pictures don't show it, I do enjoy flowers too! An edible garden will always be top on my list if I am short on time, space, and/or money. I really miss
my my mom's roses from growing up and we love fresh cut flowers and would prefer cheaper ones than from the store.