Are you ready for summer gardening? The forecast for the next few days here in Washington state is SUN SUN SUN! I like the sound of that! I’m really excited about having a garden in our backyard. While I do not have a particularly green thumb, I think gardening will be a fun project my son and I can learn to do together.
Since we didn’t get to buy this house next week like I had planned (due to our Portland home’s sale fail, for those of you who missed my news last week), I’m still a renter here. But I am not going to let that stop me from doing some planting!
I found a whole page of inspiring articles at Sunset Magazine with ideas for small space container gardening. If you don’t have a lot of space, this might be the gardening solution for you — as well as the perfect solution for renters (and beginning gardeners) like me!
Just to get my hands in the dirt and lift my spirits this week, I added a few annuals to the pots I had on my front porch. It is just a small step towards my ultimate goal of making this area a summery outdoor room (yes, my summer office), but it was enough to give me a sense of being home, even as I am still unsure what the future will bring.
I’d love to add a lot more plants out here! This porch has a view of the lake and will be a nice cool place to enjoy the sunshine and watch my son play in the yard.
As a side note. I borrowed my mom’s sewing machine and I intend to recover those pillows with a striped, nautical fabric. In case you all are wondering if sewing is really a good idea for me ( I know you are worried for me), the last time I remember sewing was in home ec class when we made our aprons. Eh hem. Yeah. I’d say I am experienced. We’ll see how that project goes.
My son and I planted seeds to grow parsley in a container on the back deck. It isn’t much of a garden yet, but at least we got started!
Are you planting a garden this year?
Do you have raised beds, containers or fancy green houses or what? Are you planting flowers, vegetables, fruit or herbs? Tell me about it! Feel free to share your suggestions, ideas or links to your gardening posts in the comments! I’m ready to hear about your plans!
Top container garden inspiration: Sunset Magazine Online
Second photo: my front porch!