05.20.2016

My Little Garden – Simple Pleasures

Well, my garden is finally done.  I am so behind, but everything is finally in the ground and growing!  It is such a nice feeling to see the yard landscaped and to enjoy all the bright pops of color.

Growing up, I was never much of a gardener.  Picking lots of vegetables and pulling weeds was never tops on my list of fun activities!  Now that I have my own home I love to see a beautifully designed garden full of blooms, but I still don’t want to put in a ton of work.  I’m a lazy gardener!

In order to maintain my sanity, I keep my vegetables to a manageable minimum.  I have four tomato plants, four pepper plants, four kale plants, four brussell sprout plants and a few onions that won’t take much maintenance or weeding.

For the rest of our landscaping we use easy to grow perennials and potted plants.  I also love to use stones, logs, and antique elements as accents in our garden.

Intentionally keeping things easy and maintenance free allows me to avoid becoming overwhelmed, and to enjoy the simple pleasures of gardening.  It brings me joy to look out my door and see the beauty of our flowers!

Knock out Rose www.jilliandanielle.com

Drift Roses with Antique Wheelbarrow www.jilliandanielle

I love this weathered, old wagon among all my drift roses.  The color of the roses is “popcorn”.

 

Iris www.jilliandanielle.com

It’s the end of Iris season… there are only a few left.

 

Rustic Planters www.jilliandanielle.com

I love antiques in the garden!  This jug and cast iron pot look great against the brick of our house.

 

My little garden www.jilliandanielle.com

This arrangement sits right in front of our vegetable garden.  The plant in the center is sedum and it is one of my favorites!

 

 

Ornamental Peppers www.jilliandanielle.com

These are ornamental peppers.  They are just starting now, but soon this will be covered with tiny purple, red and orange peppers!

 

 

Large Planter www.jilliandanielle.com

We just planted this, but it will fill out quickly and be packed with coleus in another month!

 

Front Porch www.jilliandanielle.com

This old dynamite box adds a nice touch to this wooden bench.

 

Knock Out Roses www.jilliandanielle.com

Knock-out roses are a low maintenance way to add tons of color to your yard!

 

Coleus www.jilliandanielle.com

Coleus is a favorite and easy to grow.

 

Drift Roses with Watering Can www.jilliandanielle.com

This watering can is functional when I need it, and looks so cute sitting among my flowers.

 

Drift Rose www.jilliandanielle.com

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  1. So charming.

  2. So charming.

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