I have been trying to get this flower together for almost a year now. At the end of the season last summer, I started trying to make it. The reason it has been taking so long was because of how the garden is made. We cleared away a section of our yard by the driveway last year. We literally bulldozed a section of the hill away. We live in an extremely rocky area, so all of the dirt is filled with boulders and large rocks. Since we had all of this dirt, I decided it was would be perfect for making a flower garden up the hill in my yard. It took a long time to move all of the dirt, get the rocks out of it, and set up the rocks around the levels so that the water doesn’t wash it all away. All of those rocks around the levels, all came from that section of dirt. Not pictures are all of the rocks that are around the other landscaping areas.
These are the upper 2 sections. See that giant rock in there? That came out of the hill when we demo’d. At the end of the year last year, right at the fall, all I had in here was a few mums. I didn’t think that they would come again this year, since most things do not. I even planted daffodils along the walk way, and they didn’t come back. I mean, seriously, daffodils. They grow along the side of the road. But not in my yard. But I was thrilled to see that the mums came back. All except for 3 of them grew again this year.
Most of what is in the garden are pretty flowers and the bulbs that are waiting to bloom. Except this. This is a pumpkin that my daughter decided NEEDED to be included in the garden. I wasn’t even aware she had planted it, until it started to grow. So who knows, maybe we will have a pumpkin or 2 this year. If this works, maybe next year I can add in some veggies to grow in the middle of the flowers. I have seen it done online and I would love it if it were to work.
I feel like there is still some empty space that needs to be filled, but over all I love how it is coming together. We have a few potted flowers around the yard too. I just love how they are climbining over the pots. So pretty.
But my mint that I planted last year is coming back. I didn’t know it would do that and I am thrilled.
These flowers are right next to the front door. They have seen better days. The containers that they are in do not hold water very well, and even though I have been watering them 2 times a day, they still dry out. Those 90 degree days we had took its toll.
The last time I was out weeding and planting a few new flowers, I ended up with 6 of these. I was not pleased.