First, flowers. I had started a nice little cutting garden at our old house and was sad to leave it behind.
Next, herbs. I've been doing some reading about uses for herbs, not only in cooking, but for teas, cold remedies, potpourri, and floral arrangements in "Your Backyard Herb Garden" by Miranda Smith. Eventually, I'm hoping to have all of these around our property:
From "Your Backyard Herb Garden" - Bee Balm, Borage, Lemon Balm, Anise, Mint, Betony, Hyssop, Catnip, Chamomile
Also, Basil, Dill, Lemon Verbena, Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Thyme, Lemongrass, Geraniums, Violets, Rue, Feverfew, Lovage, Tansy, and Lambs Ears.
And finally, vegetables and fruits. I'll most likely start with tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, onions, potatoes, peppers, and radishes. Eventually though, I'd like to try growing zucchini, carrots, beans, peas, brussels sprouts, okra, eggplant, beets, spaghetti squash, asparagus, rhubarb, and pumpkins. Something to look forward to. Also hoping to plant bluberries, raspberries, an apple tree, and a cherry tree someday.
|Farmer's Market finds|
The yard will be a constant work-in-progress for probably as many years as we live in this house, but I'm really excited to map things out and start planting. But first, there will be many months of planning and preparation. Lucky for me, I'm looking forward to that, too.
Happy Monday! Wishing you a great start to your week!
P.s. Happiest of birthdays to WeThree's favorite guy of all time - our dad! We love you and hope you have a great day!