We finally had a couple weekends to spend pulling up weeds, stocking up at the garden center (we discovered a new favorite: Jackson Florist) and mulching, planting and finally, enjoying.
I’m admittedly a novice when it comes to gardening, but I’m excited to learn as I go. Last year, I had a pretty but short-lived balcony garden. This year, we have a full-on backyard, a patio with shelves for planters, a walkway with a little room on the sides for plants, and a cozy little “front yard” with a small birch tree and some hostas we inherited. (Most of the plants on the walkways were also already here when we moved in: we’ve got lilies, ferns, oak-leaf hydrangea and more.)
This year, I’m reading Gardening Made Simple: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Gardening (and thanking my lucky stars that Brandon knows what most of these plants are).
In typical Covington fashion, our yard is small — and for a beginner gardener like myself, that’s the perfect size! I’m looking forward to continue working on our cute little urban garden throughout the summer. Expect some more photos as things grow and change.
And now, some pictures: