I guess that’s the wrong question. Because you can spend as little or as much as you want on a garden. What did MY garden cost? I never kept track of it. I fooled myself by just spending a little at a time. Most of the time when I went to pick up rocks, the most my car could carry is one or two hundred dollars worth of rocks. And then the next time MLG came over, I would pay him to put those rocks in place. Or we would get a load of wood from Lowe’s and then he would build the planters in a couple of sessions. Sometimes he brought over free stuff, like the railroad ties, to use in the garden. Before I found MLG, I would stop at Home Depot on my way home from work, and get six or eight stones. And then put them in place myself. Those are still there! If I had hired a garden contractor, and gotten an estimate on the cost of all the work we have done, I don’t think I would ever have done it. But doing it bit by bit, the cost didn’t seem so bad.
Of course, the plants… plants are a good deal, if you ask me. Six dollars can bring a lot of enjoyment, and if you choose carefully, and take care of it just right, and all the stars align just so, that six dollar plant can bring you years of enjoyment!
These first two pictures are kind of what I see when I drive up to my house. I mostly can’t believe that I have such a wonderful garden.
And here’s the walk-around for this week. Here is the bee balm in its THIRD location. Here’s hoping it will be happy here.
This is one of those tiny roses that they sell in two inch pots. How about that–it lived!
I think I was going for a red, white, and blue theme here. But something ate the white marigolds. And I planted a pink plant in the back…
Oh. This is what I have to do to keep Noah from TRAMPLING these poor plants when he insists on chasing cars.
The new honeysuckle gets the gold star for growing the most in the first season!
Lace cap hydrangea.
New flower! I think a pincushion plant? Its supposed to be frost hardy. I really like it, and its a tall plant, which is what I needed.
All the oriental lilies are starting to bloom!
I planted a row of zinnias behind the carnation patch.
A view of the mostly sun bed. LOL. Hoses are everywhere and always out. I have nice carts to wind them on, but what’s the point? I will have to unwind them tomorrow.
The volunteer nasturtium. Its doing quite well this year.
And so ends the garden tour for this week. Noah says, won’t you come back again?