It's that time again. My seed catalogs have been coming in the mail. Todd and I love marking them up circling all the plants we want in our landscaping and vegetable garden. Last summer we made a hard decision. We decided to downsize. Our vegetable was pretty big. Here's some pictures.
We even built a roadside stand to sell some of our produce. Of course we couldn't leave out our arts and crafts. My favorite part was selling pumpkins in the fall. It was fun, but life changes, responsibilities change, personal goals change, etc so our garden needed to change. Mm mm, but how. We had invested to much time and effort to totally quite now, plus we truly enjoy beautiful gardens.
My mom has had big changes in her life and as a result her garden has changed. She decided to do container gardening. Mmmmm, I started thinking.
Not too long ago, I got to catch up with a friend over coffee. She, an avid gardener, mentioned that she and her husband might downsize to container gardening. Working and children, right now, made large scale gardening pretty much impossible. Yes, I agreed. My garden had basically been a weed patch ever since my oldest was born. On our way out of the coffee shop, we admired their container gardens on the sidewalk. Mmmmm, I started thinking again.
I said to myself recently, 'I think I will join this container gardening club.'
The wheels kept turning in my head. I Googled container gardens. So many neat ideas. Here are some of my favorite.
Now we are on course to designing a beautiful container garden space in our own back yard. Todd and I have been planning it out and I am really excited about it. We wil be placing a shed where some of our garden used to be, getting lots of mulch, and placing containers on top the mulched area. This new container garden area will be adjacent to rest of our garden where we have established a strawberry patch and herb garden. I made a sketch of our plan. We are hoping to get a new privacy fence behind. I will be burying an old wheelbarrow to use as a centerpiece garden container on the mulched area. If I don't bury it a little one of us is bound to knock it over :)