Today’s photos come from Belinda.
Here are some photos for your daily newsletter. I live in Ottawa, Canada, and bought my house three years ago. When I moved in, it didn’t have any gardens; it was all just grass. It took me one and a half hours to mow, so I slowly started removing the grass and adding gardens. This year it really has started to grow and fill in. It was a lot of manual work that I did by myself. Now I love relaxing in my hammock and reading. My cats even have their own outdoor “catio” space.
The catio gives the cats somewhere to enjoy the outside while keeping them safe.
Another view of the catio
This is the best idea for a garden I’ve seen in a long time—a nice hammock to lie back in and enjoy the fruits of all your hard labors.
Gravel mulch makes a clear, sharp background to show off plants.
Raised beds define a more formally designed part of the garden.
A cute little moose lives in the garden. Luckily this kind doesn’t eat the plants.
That’s a pretty good list of rules to live by, in the garden or not.
The gardens are starting to fill in. There’s a lot less grass to mow, for sure!
Bright perennials are filling the gardens with flowers, and it will only get richer and fuller as time goes on.
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