Since we have decided to use our backyard as a backdrop for our wedding we decided it's about time we start to clean up the mess. We're only renting so we haven't been wanting to invest to much time or money in it but this weekend we decided it was time to fight back the weeds and reclaim the space! And I have to tell you this morning I woke up and my entire body was hurting. But in that awesome good way :o)
So this is the mess we started with... Yikes it's amazing how fast growing plants and vines can take over!
We dug everything out to plant new grass. The lawn looks a gaziljon times bigger now. The plywood is courtesy of your landlord... Attractive I know... I guess it was easier than just fixing the broken lock and window. It's too bad cause it's the cutest little shed.. I think I might remove them on my wedding day.. unless I can cover them with plants or something.
As we were digging out the weeds we discovered that there was brick laid out like a little patio right outside the shed. So we cleaned it out and brought my favorite little mosaic table out. And I started dreaming of that little herb and vegetable garden I've never had. So I said, What the heck!! I can do it! I think my mother Eva would be proud. Even though I am sure I planted all my seeds too close and probably in the wrong depth etc.. ha ha you got to start somewhere!
So I made my little mini garden. Besides a good number of herbs I planted, lettuce, carrots, strawberries and tomatoes. Well I didn't actually plant tomatoes cause I can't find the darn seeds I bought.. I must have forgotten them at the store.. so I have to go back. I had selected some juicy looking roma tomatoes and some super cute little cocktail tomatoes.
I am feeling so proud of myself! Now I just have to remember to keep an eye on my little green babies. Oh I almost forgot to tell you! I also bought a lot of flower seeds that I have started inside. Lupines, forget-me-nots, sweet peas, sunflowers and lavender. Oh I hope they'll sprout and grow strong so I can plant them all over the yard!
What were you up to this weekend? I'd love to hear!
And now I am off to my studio. I have some good stuff cooking for my Wednesday update...