I think my inspiration of me wanting to create a garden in my backyard came from my relative in Thailand, and when I look more into it, I came across a blog that really stood out, Cambreenotes.com, Cambree has so many inspiring ideas about small area garden, and her latest post, Backyard Retreats for Kids really captured what I was going for, I think there is a kid in all of us, I‘m hoping that this will be a place for me to sit and relax.
Of course, she is not all about gardening, but she also blogs about beauty, health and living, this I learned a lot from her. I think sometimes I take my good health for granted and not taking good care of myself, and knock on wood, I’ve been lucky so far, but that is something that I shouldn’t count on all the time. I’m adding Cambree Notes to my blogroll for those that are interested in reading more about beauty, health and living.
I’ve been working hard in my garden, it’s coming along, but not quiet finish. My dad has been helping me built the structures, I hope by summer, things will look nicer than this.
I got lucky on the bench, it came from my sister’s yard, free. The tall structure in the background is a trellis for my string beans. I’m growing English Ivy at the two ends and center, so that in the winter months when the string beans die, there will be some greenery there. I still need to mulch the garden walkway, and fill the raised-beds with top soil. Hopefully by the next 2 weeks, it’ll be warm enough for me to start planting.
I also got lucky on the pot, my younger sister gave me two, they looked perfect at the entrance.