I thought this would be a nice time to look at
a few garden pictures, while we are waiting for the snow to melt!
Let me tell you a little story about our garden and
how it has changed over the years.
Way back in 2010, when we bought our home,
our garden was all grass, dirt. No fence, no trees, shrubs or flowers.
was my first attempt at landscaping.
Oh, but I had a plan.
Gradually, with a lot of digging, composting, and planting, we started
to create something that was getting closer to my dream garden.
First thing, after we levelled the lot and built
a fence around the whole yard, we planted a tree in each corner.
I felt like that would be the best and quickest way to
start on the privacy issue.
Then I started carving out some flower beds.
we would find boulders and rocks. I would
take photos for inspiring pictures of nature.
Mother Nature has a beautiful eye for design.
I've even hunted down the sound of a trickling brook
so I could record the sound and try recreate it at home.
extra feet to an already existing one. Slowly
working project by project as funds would allow.
of our garden. Strategically planting them
in front of neighbouring windows, or as a view from our windows.
Our Canadian winters are pretty long so a good view from indoors
is invaluable. I've added a few bird feeders and the trees are
growing nicely, so the view is getting better every year.
One year we added in a veggie garden, built out of recycled
pallets(free). We will be adding a few more beds this summer.
It's very rewarding to make a meal from your own produce!
Above picture 2011, lower picture spring 2016
You can see that little May tree getting a bit bigger
from the picture above.
I am looking forward to seeing these bulbs emmerge again this spring...
hope they have survived this winter!
From the sound of the water falling to the birds that visit.
The bench was my Grandfathers and it makes a wonderful
looking at my potted Japanese maples, hoping that
they will pull through this crazy winter.
But there is still a lot of snow, it'll be a bit before I will know.
Happy garden planning!