Greg and I love to putter in the garden – we find it so relaxing to be outside, digging in the dirt. I like to call it yard yoga. As soon as spring starts, we can’t resist working on the landscaping for our vintage 1920s bungalow, even though we still have so much to do inside! When the weather turns so hot we can’t stand to be outside, we’ll turn back to our inside projects. We’ve come a long way over the past few years.
Here are some photos from when we first cleaned up the front yard…
…then created beds, planted baby plants, and put down grass seed in the Spring of 2012.
The following spring in May 2013, the roses were in bloom, the grass was starting to fill in…
…and the jasmine and climbing roses were taking over the trellis.
Last spring, we worked in the back yard. We hadn’t done much since 2012 when we cleared it, put up a fence, and planted baby trees:
In the Spring of 2014, we tore down the old dilapidated shed
and built a pretty, new shed for garden tools:
This is the finished shed – it matches our vintage 1920s bungalow!
We also built two raised garden boxes and planted peach trees and fig trees:
We’ve been busy this year planting more flowers in the front yard…
…and in the side yard:
We added four planters on the steps – two of which belonged to Greg’s great grandmother – family heirlooms for blooms! We also added hanging baskets, bird feeders and a couple bird baths, and I built a rose bed around the mailbox out of vintage bricks.
In the backyard, we built two more raised garden boxes.
We have strawberries in one bed; corn, beans, peas, and cucumbers in another; watermelon, cantalope, and zucchini in a third, and tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers in the fourth.
I think we’re going to have a bumper crop of tomatoes this year!
Do you love to garden? Tell us about it in the comments!
Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.