|Entrance - BEFORE|
We also started to add some landscaping to the entrance to the yard. You will see above where we cleaned out a portion of the entrance, shaped it with pavers and planted some sun-loving perrenials. Voila! The next picture shows what it looks like after we added plants!
|Entrance - AFTER|
|Newly planted butterfly garden|
|Butterfly garden after 4 months|
|Monarch caterpillar feeding on milkweed leaves|
plants have bloomed and thanks to the recent dousing of rain, the plants are robust and healthy looking - still! I just love to look at the different colors every time I get out the front door and head to the car. I always smile when I pass by.
We haven't had an herb garden in years now. I found this broken wheelbarrow that was sitting behind a fence. Ralph drilled holes let water drain, covered it with potting soil and planted the more popular herbs that we use for cooking, such as, basil, mint, sage, rosemary, cilantro and parsley. The herbs have really taken off and we have pinched off several leaves from the basil, parsley and cilantro to for some of the dishes we've prepared.
|An upcycled wheelbarrow used a planter for our herb garden|