It’s really warmed up here in Vancouver, BC. There’s something about sunshine and warm weather that really puts everyone in a good mood.
It’s been very busy around this house lately. The garden we were planning last week became a reality. Mr. Lifeology painted the deck and bought a lovely new barbecue (priorities!). It was on sale because it was last year’s stock and then the manager gave us an additional $20 off also! Quite honestly, I couldn’t see the difference between this year’s model and last year’s. And anyway, how much can one update a barbecue?
And then yesterday we went to the nursery
And bought all the supplies for our container garden – except tomatoes which we’ll buy next month when the nights are a bit warmer.
Mr. Lifeology laid down the grass and in a matter of minutes our back yard was transformed from this
While Mr. Lifeology was doing that, I started planting the seedlings into hanging baskets and pots. Strawberries
Nasturtium seeds to keep the aphids away from my roses. I used an old colander that I had kicking around.
some Dianthus to keep my roses company
Carrots in old buckets
Parsley and cilantro (coriander)
Parsley and pineapple mint (smells amazing!)
Peas and in another container, beans
And some wire for the the peas and beans.
I finished off with some green peppers and a couple of hours later, the back area was finished. It needs a good clean, but not bad for a few hours’ work.
We moved to the front. You may recall it looked like this last week
In this bed we planted garlic, green onions, lavender, rosemary, heather, thyme, geraniums and a few little flowers as edging.
I put a Clematis in the corner by the front door
and the beginnings of a plant stand
which I’m hoping will end up looking something like this
Still to do – add a trellis for the Clematis, clean and paint the potted plant stand and paint our patio furniture – something bright and happy.
After all that hard work, I’m going to put my feet up with a movie and a big bowl of popcorn 🙂
Cheers for now!