In My Garden: Poppies and Watermelons

Front garden full of poppies

Moving into this house is a dream come true for all of us. It's just the happiest, most wonderful place for all of us! I'm thankful every day to wake up to such a lovely country home filled with fruit trees, perennial gardens and the peace and quiet of living in the country.

This morning, after my littles left for school, I went around and did my very first plantings at out new house. I started with some beautiful red, yellow, orange and pink poppies that begged to come home with me when I was at the store yesterday. The colors are so bright and vivid, I just can't get over how gorgeous they are! 

After hemming and hawing over the best place to plant them, I decided that the front garden was best because there was a blank spot in the corner that needed a focal point. Love how they look there! Take a look at these gorgeous colors:

yellow poppy

red poppy

pink poppy

orange poppy

So gorgeous! I'm definitely inspired to start painting up these pretty little posies in my art journal!

Next up, I wanted to transplant our watermelon seeds into the ground. Not sure how this is gonna go but we'll see. We have a family of woodchucks that live in the back yard so I don't want to plant anything out there that they'll dig into and eat. So I decided that since the rhubarb does well on the side of the house, the watermelon might as well. Guess we'll see how it goes!

watermelon patch

I'm hoping that little by little, we can turn this area next to the house into a larger raised garden but I fear that I will be biting off more than I can chew. I'm not a seasoned gardener but am intrigued by it and would love to have fresh picked vegetables to cook and bake with. I think I'll have to check out some YouTube tutorials and see if constructing a raised garden bed is something that I can handle!

Anyhow, enjoy the rest of your day! xo

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