I’m thrilled to have Wendy, who blogs over at HerBallistic Garden, guest posting today.
Wendy loves gardening at her beautiful Southern Ontario home and it shows how much time and love she puts in to them.
Wendy also introduces us to a very usual visitor.
So take it away green thumbs Wendy!
Charmed to be Guest Blogging!
I was honored when Cathy asked me to guest post on her blog
in celebration of her 1st Blogaversary! Cathy has been so helpful to me in a
sweet, patient way while I was learning the ropes of blogging and although
I’ve obviously never met her in person, I hope to one day because she’s such
a kind, talented soul and I’m so happy to be here!
I’m Wendy from Herballistic Garden.
My Blog Name says it all!
I love gardening and a few years ago discovered flowers. I know….just a few years
ago? Yes, I always planted herbs…every herb imaginable it seemed and now
I plant herbs, flowers, and vegetables! I love to make new additions to all
the types every year and wait with bated breath for the old flowers to
raise their sleepy heads and bloom!
The photos I’m going to show you today are of a large portion of our
front perennial & herb garden which we’ve been working hard at
cleaning up for Spring Blooms. Keep in mind that many of the flowers
have not yet bloomed and still have a few weeks before they do here in Southern
Ontario. The second portion which you may have seen in rough form in
my Greenhouse Hell posting, is about halfway complete, including a move
for the Greenhouse to a shadier spot. Keep an eye out for my posting on this secondary section of our front yard at my website please!
I have quite a few photos, so please bear with me!
One of the most important things ( I believe) you can do for your perennial
garden bed is to spread mulch. It definitely keeps the weeds to about one third of
what they’d normally be. We started about a month ago working the flower
beds we should have cleaned in the fall last year. UGH! I will for sure this year!
Check out these Before & After Pics!
Desolate, weed-ridden mess
Happy, refreshed and ready to start blooming!
Calm & serene
Nooo…that’s not a big, white Eastern Milk Snake!
Note the missing greenhouse…that’s another story like I said above.
At the end of it all, when you end up with a lovely entryway to your
front door winding through lush colorful (soon!) gardens, the
feeling of accomplishment is fantastic!
Here’s a few more peeks at our peaceful place….
Front Entryway…gardens you’ve just seen wind around to the right of this photo.
Facing out from the front doorway.
Dan found this piece of driftwood down at our dock!
Love this birdfeeder my youngest daughter Megan gifted to me for my birthday a couple years back.
Thanks so much for visiting my happy place with me
and THANKS CATHY!
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