I am determined to beautify my backyard. I have been on a mission to transform the yard for almost a year and make it welcoming when we decide to host people. As I am writing this, I wish I had taken pictures of the yard when I first started working on it. *eye-roll*
It is not in bad shape at all, just very green and a tree needs to be removed, which we are currently in the processing doing. Other than that, I want it to be a vibrant cozy place. Get a hammock and make our backyard an additional living space where we can relax and enjoy the summer evenings.
My latest project is in our driveway. There is a narrow flower bed that previously had pokeweed growing, which is very poisonous humans and dogs. I dug it out a while back and left it bare. I honestly did not know what to do with the narrow space.
While strolling through the garden center at Home Depot (my favorite store) I saw beautiful pink and purple hydrangeas and decided they would be a beautiful addition to my garden, but I didn't have any space in my current flower beds. I easily resolved the issue by deciding to beautify the side of our driveway.
I started by watering the ground and pulling out the dead weeds. I decided to dig up the ground in this space to remove any deep roots that could sprout any bulbs/pokeweed that remained from what may have been there before. I filled the space with fresh dirt and started measuring the distance between the hydrangeas and candle larkspur that I purchased to help fill the space.
After a few hours of digging and pulling out thick roots, I started transplanting my flowers (see below).
I am so proud of how it turned out and how vibrant this bare space now looks. Hydrangeas and Candle Larkspur need lots of sunlight so this space works out well. They get a blast of morning sun and shade in the afternoon.
So far they are thriving and I can't wait the for hydrangeas to become lush. I love hydrangeas and have always wanted them in my garden so I am very excited that they are finally part of my plant family. Now onto the next project!