I took a few weeks off from blogging over the holidays (in case you hadn’t noticed ). And I did plan to get right back into the swing of things at the beginning of January but then… I got sick. I realize I’m not alone in this and I know many of you can sympathize. January always brings back dreams of warmer months but these flu-ish seasons actually make me LONG for those HOT summer days when all the viruses die!
In light of this longing, I thought it would be nice to share some of my 2012 summer with you. In the next few posts I hope I can bring you a little bit of sunshine.
When we first moved to our farm in 2010 the perennial flower beds in front of our home had been long neglected. This past summer was the first year that they started to look respectable. I thought I’d share the before and afters.
After a couple years of vigorous weeding and replanting we managed to revive most of the long buried perennials. The beds still have a rather wild look about them but no more weeds and no more grass! Well… that is… minimal weeds and minimal grass.
There is a LOT of lilies in these beds! They vary in colour from coral and orange to white and bright red. There is also Verbana, Bleeding Heart, Hydrangea, Shasta daisies and numerous other plants I don’t yet know by name. A lot of gaps remain to be filled – so if you do happen across my post please comment and tell me about some of your favourite perennials.
OOOOOhhhhh… let the sun shine in…