My beloved and I have been so immersed in our major landscaping project that we have yet to plant our vegetable garden. It's hard to get excited about tomatoes and beans when I have been focusing on planting the following:
snapdragons, pansies, roses, salvia, petunias, zinnias, gerber daisies, geraniums, marigolds, lillies, pinks, hostas, burning bush, vinca, verbena, foxglove, allysum, clematis and several other things whose names I just don't remember right now.
Every morning before I head out to work I walk around the yard and soak in the beauty of the flowers. It truly restores my soul.
Of course, there's WORK to this project too. We've shoveled 18 cubic yards of bark, moved LOTS of rocks around, and put decorative cement border bricks all along the edging of most the flowerbeds. I have blisters on my calluses and my back hurts.
But it has been great. Finches are coming to my bird feeder and the waterfall/pond is up and running again after a major overhaul.
Yeah, I'll get tomatoes and squash and all that stuff I usually grow going one of these days.
But for now, I'm feeding my spirit instead of my salad bowl.
And now some links just so I'll know where to find them when I need them again!
Where to buy stuff
Handy Garden Tips
Gardening Made Easy
Square Foot Gardening
Selecting Flowering Trees
Blue Creek Landscape - Ellensburg
Goller Grade & Gravel - Poulsbo
The Pond Store - Sumner
Plous Pack Water Gardens - Washougal
Willamette Waterscapes - Salem
Artscapes by Shawn - Sandy
The Pond Outlet - Los Angeles