In the garden of course! I snapped a few quick photos to share with you all.
Funny how these photos don't even begin to portray the amount of work that has gone into these beds! Trust me when I say that I have gone to bed every night aching, for weeks now. We have worked our way through a truckload of compost and 2 yards of mulch.
I'm so happy that we finally took the time and energy to transform some of the areas of our back yard that were just being wasted. With the crazy property taxes we pay here in Dallas, I want every inch being used :) This sunny side of the pool is the perfect spot for daylilies, zinnias, thrift, coreopsis, marigolds, green beans, basil, Swiss chard, squash, and zucchini.
The parterre garden was completely overgrown with an invasive, weedy vine. We took it all apart, dug out the vine, and put it all back together. Four different kinds of lettuces, carrots, dill, 3 varieties of basil, cilantro, chives, jalapenos, fennel, rosemary, mint, lemon balm, garlic, onions, pole beans, morning glories, spinach, zinnia plants and seed, and squash are all planted in there! I'll let the squash trail over the spot where the lettuce was when it gets hot this summer.
We added a raised bed by the parterre, in another small sunny spot. Tomatoes, two kinds of basil, eggplant, more Swiss chard, and some mini-pumpkins are in this bed.
I'm growing these peppers and tomatoes in pots. It gives me the chance to move them during the day to get more sun. Some people go to the gym to work out, I just move tomato pots around :)
There's even more! I'll do a second post later to show you the other new veggie beds and some ornamental beds that we updated, too.
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