Salvias are trying to soak up the late evening sun.
Little gardeners enjoying their late evening ritual of tending the garden.
It isn't any secret that I love to garden but this last week, I realized that it might be a bit of an unhealthy obsession. I know what you are thinking. There is nothing unhealthy about plants and flowers and gardening. I have an obsessive personality when it comes to projects. I have a vision and I will stop at nothing to make it happen as quickly and as soon as possible. As much as I am in love with my front gardens, I have always been a bit embarrassed by my backyard. I have a huge yard and I did nothing to it. Weeds took over the grass. Then I had a vision. I wanted to make five garden beds and turn my backyard into garden rooms. I did that in three days. I didn't stop. I removed the grass and tilled my side yard by hand. It was ridiculous. I went to bed in tears from pain but then I would wake up in the morning and couldn't stop myself from doing the same thing all over again. It was truly an addiction. Here are a few sneak peak of what I have been doing in my backyard.
The last of my peonies in the late evening light.
I planted a fairy rose and candy land climbing rose for a little arbor.
Here is the side yard that almost broke me. A little path takes you into the yard.
The girls and I are making it into a fairy garden. A little fairy house hides behind spring flowers.
I can't wait to add more delphiniums here.
Drift roses are starting to bloom. They may not be as showy as knock out roses but they are so graceful in their beauty.
As exhausted as I feel, there is nothing more rewarding than being able to walk into my garden to cut bucket full of fresh flowers for my friends.....just because.
I am sorry my Instagram friends for me putting some of these pictures again. I hope you guys can follow me on Instagram. I post pictures there daily. Happy Gardening, my friends.