This is the first in my quest to take back the over-grown, once amazing back yard we bought. It has been three years of weed eating, hedge trimming and deciding that I need a green thumb to make it beautiful. This picture here is taken from my daughter’s birthday party a while back and you can see that even with weeds, it is really pretty. I want it better.
My thumb is not green in the slightest. It is more like a sickly black. Gifting a plant to me is like giving it a death sentence. I like plants. I like the lush green and the way they light up a room or accent a garden. But for some reason, they all die in my care.
To be fair, I’ve never had a garden. Most of my poor plants have been inside. Yet, there is evidence of this house once having had a beautifully landscaped yard to go with a gorgeous view.
Soooo, with out further ado, here’s my Pinterest found answer to a garden. I still have to keep them alive, but building this was easy and cheap, and if it works, I’ll do more.
i had just ripped up the one plant I actually want dead and out of my yard: the Juniper Shrub. It left a lovely space for my project.
Next, I layed out the blocks in the shape I wanted and lined it with newspaper.
*Next one of these I make I will lay down the paper first. I thought I was avoiding ugly paper sticking out, but we’ve had 2 weeds poke up on corners.
Then you fill with soil appropriate to your plants:
Then plant away!
Two weeks later:
THEY AREN’T DEAD! There may just be a bit of green in my thumb.
*knock on wood*
We have so much more work to do and this is just one half of the back yard!