How about a stroll through the garden to see how everything is growing? First stop, a quick transformation. I’ve had these purple glass candle holders hanging in my flower beds since our wedding six years ago, and they were looking a little worse for wear:
Spray paint to the rescue! Yep, I just spray painted right onto the glass. I didn’t prime or anything since they would just be hanging in the garden and wouldn’t be getting handled much.
The others are bursting with blooms. I’m so glad the previous owner planted these in the backyard where I can enjoy them!
I’m experimenting with this bush, adding a little aluminum to the soil every year to get purple blooms:
I’ve gotten some interesting results this year….
I love hydrangeas because not only are they beautiful, but they are easy to care for. I just have to make sure they get enough water every day. Plus, the blooms last a long time and are perfect for vases inside.
My containers are growing nicely, too. I love these yellow petunias I planted this year:
Potato vine, jasmine, geraniums, and my little strawberry pot with herbs are all chugging along:
Moving on to the front yard. These bulbs are in the front garden, and I have no idea what they are. The previous owner planted them, and they bloom more and more each year:
The canna lillies are more than making up for the sunflower’s shortcomings, though: I hope you enjoyed the tour! Gardening has been something I’ve really come to enjoy, although I am by no means an expert. I just like to stick stuff in the ground and see if it will grow!