Coffee & A Chat – Gardening

When we bought our house two years ago (I can’t believe it’s already been that long), we bought it as an estate sale. The previous owners had built it and lived in it for most of their lives. (Built in 1949.) So in their later years, before they both passed, they let the gardening go by the wayside. The yard was kept up but the gardens slowly grew over with grass. We decided this was the year we’d dig them out and I would try my hand at gardening. Something I haven’t done since I was a kid.

We weeded, planted, mulched and fenced our little hearts out and I thought I would share the results:

This was all weeds and rocks.
Pomegranate Punch Superbells.

What are you planting this year? What is your favorite thing about gardening??

21 thoughts on “Coffee & A Chat – Gardening

      1. I always like the transformation
        Standing back and looking at what youโ€™ve achieved is always a nice feeling. I do a lot of work for elderly people who love gardening but canโ€™t mange it anymore. So helping them is a real buzz. One lady, Vera, cried when she saw what Iโ€™d done because she said she hadnโ€™t seen it that nice for a decade.

      2. Awe! That’s so sweet! People’s yards and gardens are such points of pride for some, I’m sure it must be so frustrating for people who just can’t do it themselves anymore.

      3. I have another lady called Wilma. I always call her Mrs Flintstone, who has severe arthritis in her hands and canโ€™t even pull a weed. So she sits near me on a rug and we chat while I do the weeding hehe. Sheโ€™s a lovely lady.

    1. Ahaha! I am at least this year! My goal is to have to do minimal effort from here on out. Plant a few things this year, weed if needed but not do that level of work again if I can help it lol.

  1. I wish I could say this without irony, dark humor, or unintentional hilarity, but I literally have a black thumb ๐Ÿ˜€ I kill any plant I touch, so I’m hoping when I have the chance to have a garden, this curse will be lifted.

    1. Haha, I WAS no good with house plants. Then when we opened the pharmacy, one of my boss’ friends gave us a money tree and the little old lady next door who loved plants would yell at me for taking care of it wrong. Or straight up come over and take care of it herself lmao. 7 1/2 years later, it’s the longest I’ve ever kept any plant alive. ๐Ÿ˜› My aloe plant is still kicking it at my house!

      1. I’m thinking of getting a cactus for my desk. I hear they’re not as difficult to keep alive. Aloe is one of the few plants I was able to maintain! I think they’re pretty easy. I had an African Violet named Frank that one of my customers gave me when I left my old banking job. I had to put him in “foster care” with a friend because I just had no clue. Poor Frank.

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