This past Saturday, Jeremy and I spent most of the day working the soil in the backyard and planting these:
We have, pictured above: 3 hydrangea bushes, 2 gardenias, 2 carmel creepers, 1 delphinium, and 1 bougainvillea. A veritable bevy of green and lovely things!
It was so fun (although a little warm) to be planting and gardening in our backyard. We've got a LONG ways to go back there before it looks anything like my dream garden straight out of a Cottage Living magazine-- a girl's got to have aspirations, you know-- but it's a start. And the good news is: 4 days later and nothing has died yet! Hooray!
It was fun to buy such cute garden gloves too.
A few days later when I was making my Target trip, I couldn't help but buy myself one of these to plant: I can't wait until this grows into a great big bush so that I can have lavender whenever I want!
To top off our weekend of green and growing things, I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled earlier this week to see that one of the bare-root roses I planted a few months ago in our front yard was blooming. Big, beautiful, yellow roses. Ah, lovely. I must confess I feel like a REAL gardener now!