It's that time of year again and I couldn't be more excited! The patio garden has grown a bit every summer for the past 3 years and I can no longer fit any more pots around the edge(if we want to be able to access the barbeque haha)! My mom and I went plant shopping at a local greenhouse last night after work and found her some beautiful pink and purple flowers for the front yard and marigolds to surround the vegetable garden in the back. It was pouring rain outside and a greenhouse was the perfect escape, until we got drenched while taking our haul out to her car.
The rain stopped after a few hours and I took advantage of the sunshine by potting all the plants. It felt good to go to sleep last night with dirt under my fingernails again. This year I'll be growing pineapple mint and chocolate mint (I put fresh mint leaves in my water every morning and tea at night), sweet basil, tomatoes, radishes, a lettuce mix, pansies and petunias on the porch. Everything else will be grown in my friend's garden again, but it's nice to have the 'essentials' right out my backdoor.
I had a hard time falling asleep last night, I was just so excited to wake up and be greeted by this beautiful view in the morning:
^^ Just a barefoot preggo in the 'garden' drinking her morning cup of tea. ^^