Sunday, March 16, 2014

Garden Changes ...

With all the freaky weather we've had here lately - I can't help but think about Spring and Summer, anything but snow, right? Now, when I planned the garden, I originally planned a small round garden visible from right outside the dining room window. When I first planned it there was grass and brick, then just brick, then a fountain, then a garden around the fountain, brick, and pebbles ...

That's how I left it ... and apart from walking in there to water the plants, not a minute of my time in the backyard this past Spring/Summer/Fall was spent in the round garden. Not ONE minute. The garden was planted around the fountain ... mostly low creeping stuff.

But I'm getting a little tired of it - and to be honest, the area is so much shadier with the trees now that they have grown in fully.

See - those trees? They're River Clump Birch trees. I love them - they're gorgeous - and they're a lot bigger than I expected they'd be. So, the round garden has lovely shade all day long, perfect for the sometimes hot days we have here in July and August.

There's still plenty of garden space - so I'm certainly not going to miss the work. Plus there's always pots. So - what do you have planned now, Artie? I'm so glad you asked! I'm digging up the garden around the fountain, and removing that - then covering up all of that with pebbles - giving me a full round patio perfect for a little sitting area:

Of course with all of the snow we've had - I've had plenty of time to shop. I love these things from You can find anything and everything there. The wood bench will help warm up a pebble patio and tie my inside to the outside, and the blue and white is something we all love, right!? 

So that's what I've been up to - just day dreaming trying to get myself out of this winter funk. Thank goodness I have this blog (and all of you) or else I wouldn't have all these reminders of what my yard ACTUALLY looks like when there isn't 2-feet of snow covering it all up! Would love to know what you think of the new plan!