Mexican Domestic Goddess

Garden 2017: Part I

GardenJacqui Skemp3 Comments

It's that time of year again. Things are greening up around these parts. I was going to link to my older garden posts and thought I was for sure missing one from last year, but nope! I never wrote it. You can see a few photos on Instagram where we dug out the previous garden here and here, a view of our front planters here, and the literal fruits of our labor here and here. For our garden posts from previous years, check out this link here

Since this is our first year in this house, I think I will try and hold back from digging tons of stuff up and planting new things because 1. that's expensive and time consuming and 2. I really want to see what's going to come up this year. 

If you're able to identify anything, please let me know because I have no clue (for the most part). 

I know that this stuff in the photo below is sedum because we had it at our last place. 

Pictured below is a plant that covers a large area of our backyard, but some of it is going to get ripped out because we have two toddlers who are going to need their sandbox stat. 

I am so grateful that we own our home because this whole place needs a face lift. The amount of beige and brown and beige and brown and beige and brown is just driving me crazy. So these window boxes will get a fresh coat of paint and some pretty flowers. What are your favorite drought resistant flowers that would work in a window box? We've got western sun exposure here. 

I'm pretty sure this is a climbing rose and it needs some love. I've been reading up on how to prune them so lets just hope I don't kill it, mkay? 

Along the house in the backyard we've got hosta city, and with the amount of shade we get back here, this is going to be okay and probably go untouched. 

This little patch here is to the side of the roses and faces south, so I'm thinking depending on what comes up, we might try putting the vegetable garden in here since it gets lots of sun throughout the day. I'm thinking a couple of tomato plants, cucumber, carrots, and beets. 

I forgot to take a few photos of the porch, but there's a spot right below in the front where I think we'll put a few climbing plants so they can give some coverage when we're sitting around drinking our Jarritos tequila cocktails. I've got serious plans for that porch, you guys. Serious.