A week ago, I bought out the greenhouse.
Or so it seemed.
After new soil was placed in all the beds, I was itchin’ to get busy with something to look at other than dirt.
Seems if you buy mid season, things are on sale too… so I went a little crazy at one stop.
I really needed to spread all these lovelies out so every bed got a little something. But that left me feeling less than pleased with the sparse effect. So I regrouped them on the pallet pathway to think. They sure did look better all together as a family…
And then it came to me.
See where friend Sento is mowing my lawn? (some friend I am!) It’s where my sweet cat Beethoven rests that I lost not long ago.
White cross no more.
The chair replaced the cross and we made a flowerbed full of everblooming sunshine in honour of a special little guy that made me feel the same way.
Tip for newly planted gardens: Until the plants fill in, junk fill-ins make the space feel more finished before it’s time. 🙂
If you look closely, this side of the birdhouse was made out of an old sign. 🙂
And the front is heavily grained with real deal amazingly thick wood.
While Beethoven was an indoor cat, he was indeed a bird watcher, so it fit.
ALL the plants promise to bloom all summer long.
Luckily we still had some plants left for the front yard.
The rock garden varieties found a home along the pallet pathway out front.
Isn’t this black cloverleaf one adorable? Most of them have 4 leaves on them too.
(full yard reveal when we have our Summer’s End Garden Party)
This new little forever blooming spot in the backyard will be irresistible to the birds and the bees and even me! And the dog likes it too. 🙂
The rest of the bare flowerbeds will just have to wait this round.
UPDATE: how it looked full grown HERE… wow!
It was worth doing it up right for this guy. (xo!)
How’s your yard coming along?
Getting ready for the Summer’s End Garden Party?
Other yard 2011 posts are HERE.