Soooo, let's just say that I am not a gardener.
I have a tendency to plant flowers all willy-nilly-like without putting much thought into how big they will get or when they will bloom. That being said, my little perennial garden is looking better, but still needs so much work. Let me explain.
Here is how it started back in 2011. Yup. All kinds of ugly.
Here's how it looked a few weeks ago.
And after a few weeks of TLC and some trellises for the climbing vines, here's how my little garden is looking now.
It's not terrible but it's no Better Homes and Gardens feature if you know what I'm saying. It's driving me crazy that the clematis is all bushy and climb-y on the right while the climbing hydrangea on the left is taking forever to grow. Don't they know that I really, really, really like symmetry?!?
The plant directly in front of the clematis is way too close to it. I keep having to untangle it from the creeping vines. Next year I'll have to move it over or forward or to a new spot altogether. Also, the two plants at the front center are a little bit scraggly. I'm trying to decide if I should give them another season to establish themselves or replace them right away. Decisions, decisions.
Even though it's not perfect.............this little garden still makes me happy. I mean, look how pretty these flowers were!!!
Before the bugs ate them.
P.S. I'm pretty sure that I should label this post under "Snoozefest".
P. P. S. We were stuck in the house the last few days because of rain. This is Cooper's reaction when I asked him if he wanted to go and splash in some puddles. "WOOHOO!"