It's been so nice out these last few days that I have been inspired to work a little in the yard. I finally bought flowers for my pots on the porch, trimmed back the bushes in the front yard so that you can see Myles swing in his tree swing from the chairs on the porch and I'm even planning a brick patio in the side yard. There has been a big pile of bricks there since we moved in and I think it's time to do something with them. It's going to take some time and a little money( I will need a few more bricks and some sand), but I figure if I plan to stay even one more summer I am tiered of looking at the dirt over there. It would be really nice to get a table and chairs to sit and have dinner outside. It's a perfect spot that's always in the shade of the huge fig tree.
I have a beautiful box garden than is now doing really well after just two weeks. I hope to see some "fruits" of my labor by the end of July. Square foot gardening has been really fun and easy. For those who don't have a place in the yard to garden this is the way to go. All you need is a spot that gets about 6-8 hours of sunlight and a few 2x8's. Even my beans are coming in well, and I had to plant them from seeds. After the patio is in I think grass and a fence to keep the dog in are next on my list. Hopefully by the end of the summer.
I'd also like to plant some rose bushes on the side of the house by the mailbox, but there are no sprinklers there and I don't know if I really want to hand water them. So...I'm still thinking about that. I do hate the dirt there however. Maybe some ground cover will do....
The last thing on the list is to get a citrus tree to plant in the huge pot on the front porch. I have a tree of sorts there, but it doesn't do well in the heat of the summer and I just can't look at it any longer. It's REALLY sad looking and I just don't think it is going to get any better with time so a Lemon tree might be nice. Everyone has lemons here, except me. I know it won't get any fruit for many years, but if we move I can take it with me. How great it that!
Like I said before, It's beautiful out, and getting even better!