We are just dipping our toes into the whole green living and sustainability idea and growing things in our own backyard is a start.
My parents always had an awesome garden at our house while I was growing up (they still do) but I never helped with it, I didn't feel like it was my thing. Now that I have my own backyard, I'm into growing food that Matt and I like and having a garden that's pretty, easy to take care of, and growing local plants that don't cost a bunch and that will thrive in this climate. That's why for the flower part of our garden, I chose wildflowers!
A box of wildflower seeds cost me about $9 and it grows with very little help from me. I pretty much raked the seeds into the dirt back in the spring, watered it and look at it now.
I also have two knock out rose bushes sent to me from me brother and grandmother. They require very little maintenance and as long as they get watered a couple times a week they are good on their own. (I'm from Tyler TX, the Rose Capitol so I gotta have some roses!)
My veggie garden has only produced lettuce, kale, and spinach so far this year but the other things are about ready to start producing for the summer!
|Carrots! I pulled 2 up this weekend to check on their progress, still small! I ate them though and they were good!|
|In this photo there is baby lettuce, mint, basil, cilantro, and chamomile|
Happy Tuesday! Do you have any gardening wisdom? Ever been interested in having one?
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