This past weekend we finally had some nice Spring weather! About time too…I was getting a little grumpy waiting for warmer temps and sunshine to make an appearance. And I have been super eager to get into our yard to get planting and make it my own! I just adore our backyard….it is just as old as the house ( so about 40 years old) and has that wonderful old feeling…mossy stones, big trees, roots heaving up the earth here and there…
We added a wonderful shed to the garden, something really in style with the feel of the house and the yard (in our opinion) and I was very excited to plant some Geraniums in the flower boxes this weekend. These are the only color to be found on the entire property so far so I am really enjoying them!
The previous owner was apparently a big gardener and he had a HUGE vegetable garden, which was rather overgrown by the time that we bought the property ( in fact, I don’t think there were any veggies left to be had, just a lot of overgrown brambles!). My favorite thing about his garden though, was a little wooden gate. I called it the Peter Rabbit gate because it just looked like it came straight from England and Beatrix Potter’s imagination. I love Peter Rabbit, I love Beatrix Potter, and I love anything English!
The original garden was in too much shade and wham bam right in the middle of the back yard. It needed to be moved to a sunnier and more out of the way corner. Unfortunately the little gate did not survive the moving of the garden space. But this past weekend we put in out own little fence, complete with a new little gate, and this space will become my new veggies, bees, and butterfly garden. I even have a little rabbit statue ready to stand guard over my new little garden!
Now my garden is nothing to look at yet. It was grassy lawn and needs to be completely overhauled with some nice dirt and compost. But I have planted a few little twigs and plants already, just to get started. And then I’m planning on making some cute little crushed stone paths in there, along with heaps of veggie plants and herbs, as well as pretty flowers. Check back in a few years to see how it all turns out, okay?
Speaking of Peter Rabbit, a few months back I had a coupon for Joanns and picked up this sweet book with Peter Rabbit themed stitcheries!
You all know I have a slight book addiction and I couldn’t leave this one behind, especially with that sweet Peter in there! I really think I should take a trip to England and visit the place where Beatrix lived and wrote all her wonderful tales! Anyone else out there want to join me? I’m sure we could squeeze in a visit to a few tea and quilt shops if we try 😉
Until next time~happy creating!