I've finally finished my flower beds.
I know this could kind of be a boring post to you, but I'm just so very proud of myself.
I've never really liked gardening because it's hot, I don't do bugs, and it's dirty.
BUT I've always wanted a beautifully landscaped yard.
Well, I sure can't afford a landscaper, so I often attempt to plant things and hope that something big and magical will grow.
Then I either forget to water them or protect them from the cold and they die.
This year I'm all in it though.
I pulled up all of my dead plants from last year and I planted some new ones, moved some around, weeded (I swear I pulled out a giant beanstalk).
I know it isn't really eye catching or spectacular or anything, but I worked really hard and I'm proud of it!
Then I had so much fun doing it [surprisingly enough] I decided to dig a flower bed on the other side of my house, which now looks like this:
#1 because I've never found a plant that survives there since it's usually shaded but sometimes sunny.
#2 because Adeline really loves them and it keeps her busy while I pull weeds.
#3 because they won't die--atleast I hope not.
Some of my flowers that have already bloomed:
These are also hydrangeas that Philip bought for me in 2008. I eagerly planted them, watered them, and then I got pregnant and sick and let them go.
My whole flower bed was overgrown and dying by the time I had Addie in Feb of 2009 so in March Philip tilled up the dirt in the whole bed. He chopped up this plant in the tiller and told me that I had start from scratch. Well I had a newborn on my hands so a flowerbed was the last thing on my mind.
Don't you know the only plant I cared about was the only plant to grow back after he tilled the dirt and thought he got rid of the plant that he assumed dead.
It bloomed this passed fall for me and if you look there it's about to have 7 or 8 new blooms which I can't wait for. They are a pale pink, and they will be so beautiful and loved and I won't ever abandon them again.