What I’m working on… In the backyard

Lucky for me our new apartment is on the first floor.  With 2 dogs it is awesome to just open the door and let them out in the backyard.  And very luckily for us there is also a pool in the backyard.  I showed you all our great garage sale find outdoor dining set.  So I thought I should show you all how I’m working on my green thumb.  With the help of my sista Magz we have tried to create a cute flowering garden.  I’ll tell you it’s not just one days work.  To maintain plants/flowers you have to water them, I’ve found that every other day is working best for our plants/flowers.



in the backyard…

This garden is definitely a family project for us.  My sista and my grandson are the best company while gardening.  We found those boards of wood in the yard and decided to use them to define our little garden.  We dug a trench and put them in and planted some lily bulbs we picked up at home depot.  We also put seeds of butterfly & hummingbird mix all around to give it more life.


It did take a couple of weeks but finally we have green.  Of coarse were still waiting for more colors but green is a great start.  Spring has sprung in the backyard.


Now there’s some yellow too.


You can comment below and let me know if you have any tips on gardening.  I’ll take all the help I can get.

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18 Responses

  1. Carolann says:

    Looks like the start of something wonderful back there. Love the flowers you’ve planted so far. All you need is some grass seed now to get that going. It’s so nice you have a fun yard for the summer!

    • ARod says:

      I actually bought the grass seeds but its just not taking. I think the whole yard needs to be plowed and thats to much work for me for now so maybe next summer. 😉

  2. Jeannette says:

    I love how this is shaping up! I’m wanting to transform my back yard as well but just haven’t had time. This gave me some great ideas to get started!

  3. Allison says:

    What a fun summer project to keep you busy on warm nights! Those yellow flowers are GORG – I wish I had your green thumb!

  4. Sue says:

    This is so different for you as far as I know, so I am loving you doing this. The garden area is taking great shape and love the yellow flowers.

  5. Wendy says:

    I have a black thumb. Seriously. I try every year, tho! You yard is coming along great!

  6. Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says:

    I can’t keep too many plants alive, so my one tip would be to buy a balloon flower plant. They are gorgeous and you don’t have to do much to/for them.

  7. Very cute!! What are all the seedlings you’ve planted? And I have balloon flowers– they are easy and they come back every year! Mine are getting ready to flower, in fact.

    • ARod says:

      Its a wildflower seed mixture and I thought they were going to make a cute tiny garden but they are growing pretty tall. I’m in the process of transplanting them today.

  8. Alyssa says:

    Looks great!

  9. I think your post is meant as another reminder from the Universe for me to get moving on our ideas for getting a garden going.

  10. Sarah Palmer says:

    There is no better feeling than digging in some dirt and creating something beautiful. Good work. Pinning!! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. Can’t wait to see what you link up next.

  11. I love gardening and a great idea to put butterfly/bird seed down to attract them. How pretty! I have a square foot garden for veggies but it’s suffering a little in this heat!! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.

  12. Tip: 1) grow wildflowers. Good for the bees, easy to grow, pretty to look at. 2) at another area of your garden, grow your own organic food. 3) compost. Those are my tips. But, I see you are on the right track already! The very first step always to just begin and start introducing greens! Well done on your progress so far. + Thank you for linking it up at SHARE IT sunday linky party. A new party opens again tomorrow and I can’t wait to see what you’ll link up this time! Till soon, Rose

  13. It’s so exciting to see you hard work in the garden pay off. Stick with planting perennials instead of annuals to get the most out of your garden and wallet. Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty! Looking forward to seeing you back next week.