I've always liked the idea of gardening, but since buying this house a little over two years ago, I feel as though it's the first time I'm experiencing what a thrill it is to tend plants and watch them thrive. My garden season used to be from mid-May to mid-June, when baseball and softball and summer activities for a family of five took over. I could only multi-task so much.
It's nice to have the time to devote to it now. There is something extremely motivating about a blank canvas, especially after having homes where we had to renovate a lot of old landscaping.
There is still soooo much work to do in the backyard, and I'm showing closeups, because it's what I'm trying to focus on when I look out there -- how much we've accomplished, and not how much there is still left to do.
Ah, Summer, I'm so glad you're here!