Secret Garden

As I sit here, dreaming of summer, it includes a lush little vegetable garden off the patio with greens for dinner and lots of other fresh goodies. We tried  to be gardeners in the first house, but that plot of land was just not destined for anything much other than mosquitoes  It had constantly wet soil (no draining) and pretty much no sun as well, so needless to say, all the seeds I tried planting there were a pretty big flop! 😉 When we first moved in though, I had NO idea what was required to create a good garden, so I just planted seeds and hoped for the best.

We’ve learned a lot from those first few failed years, and I’m pretty excited about two little locations here at the new house that I think will be really good spots for some veggies (and fruits, too, perhaps!). They are not large, but I think that is actually a very good thing. More manageable that way, and no doubt, I’m still getting my sea legs on this whole gardening thing. I’m thinking something like this along the back of the house would be nice. Perhaps with multiple levels, like this photo.

Raised Bed

We have space over by the (neighbor’s) garage, but still on our property line, that get’s a lot of southern exposure. I’m thinking about putting in a row of beds there, but may wait a few months to see what pops up over there first. The lady that lived here before us was here for 27 YEARS and she loved to garden, so I am pretty excited to see what comes up this spring. I do know there is a big row or peonies, which I could not be more excited about!

Raised Garden Beds
Raised Garden Beds

Of course there are also patio plants, which we’ve always had pretty good success with. We will probably put a few tomatoes in pots and see how they do at the new abode as well. Ah …. dreaming of summer. This is a great little site for all types of veggies and fruits you can plant in containers – good to know if you live in a smaller space, etc.

If we had the space, I would absolutely LOVE a greenhouse. This one is pretty substantial in size, but it’s a total looker. Sigh.


Needless to say, there is definitely still snow on the ground here in Michigan, so my garden planning will have to take a back seat to some other projects for now. Last year, it was in the mid 60’s and 70’s throughout much of March, so this “normal” year has been a bit rough on us! 😉 Ready for some spring sunshine and yard planning!

4 thoughts on “Secret Garden

  1. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

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