I really wanted to attack the back berm with flowers this year, but quickly realized that might not be a great idea considering 1) I've never planted a flower garden before and 2) It's HUGE.
I figured I should probably start off small and make sure that I wasn't going to fail completely before spending a lot of money. I cleaned up last year's upper vegetable garden area and decided it would be a good first try spot.
After I got the area bordered and the soil prepped, I had Chris go with me to pick up some rocks around around the neighborhood to give it a bit more character. We seriously had to go one block and found A TON in one of the many empty lots. Once I got those placed it was time to started planting.
I had opted to go with a cool color scheme of only white, purple, blue and pink flowers. Since I'm basically teaching myself as I go, I'm really hoping that the nursery I got all the plants from isn't lying about what can survive here. I also hope I didn't plant too soon as we've had some crazy weather here this spring. Cross your fingers they all make it.
I'm sad I don't have a before picture to show you...can you believe I couldn't find one picture of my garden last year?! Nuts! Imagine a lot of dirt, corn stalks and many, many weeds.
Here's how it turned out.
Where you see blank spots I have bulbs in. They will hopefully be irises, lilies and Peruvian daffodils. I have no idea if they will actually come up. I have more faith in my tomato seeds actually making it, honestly.
Can't wait to watch it fill in though...so fun!