I had a lovely Mother's Day today - I hope all the other mothers who are reading did, too. We went to church, then straight to lunch with Bill's brother and his family. On the way home we stopped to pick up some seeds and seedlings for our garden.
This will be the third summer we've owned our home. We have a wonderful garden spot at the end of the house, which I am determined to tend successfully this summer. The first year we were here, I did plant some things, but I was just overwhelmed in general with taking care of the yard and the house and didn't keep up with it. Last year I had a newborn, so gardening wasn't really a high priority.
I am definitely a gardening novice, so I'm going to read about it and have a go at it! I want my own kids to know how to grow things and enjoy doing it, so I need to get a head start on learning about it myself!
I planted sunflowers and zinnias, tomatoes, peppers, a couple kinds of squash, big orange pumpkins and little white pumpkins. I'd like to still put in some zucchinni, too. What I'm worried about are the sneaky rabbits who live in our yard. I have a feeling they're going to treat the garden like a buffet! Any tips, experienced gardeners?
Also, there are two little spots in front of our basement windows that I'd like to tackle next. They're looking pretty horrble right now. I'm thinking about putting perennials in there. Any suggestions for what to put in? I don't want it to be anything too tall so that light can still get through to the windows. Thanks for your help!