My vegetable garden would be neat and tidy and the tomatoes would be tied up perfectly. Did I tell you we mowed over the garden a few weeks ago because it was a complete disaster and the only thing doing anything was the broccoli and the groundcherries? The tomatoes were rotten, the cabbage was tiny, the peppers still didn't have any peppers on them, and I never did get around to planting my carrots, beets, green beans, or peas.
We lucked out and had a pumpkin vine grow out of a compost pile, but didn't get any watermelon, squash, or cucumber vines planted. ...and the pumpkins are still green.
So, when I go to my sisters' house, I experience a bit of garden envy. You see, the house is beautifully charming, but the yard feels extra special to me. Every bit of charm was added by my sisters and took years of work (and money, I'm sure). How rewarding it must feel to see your labor turn out such a gorgeous result!
This is a view of the house from the back garage. The trees, flowers, pavers, fountains, pergola, fire pit, etc were all added by my sisters.
This is the view of the back of the garage, from the middle of the back yard.
The firepit that they designed and installed last year.
But the best of all?
Look at the kids enjoying this yard! Look at them playing follow-the-leader! My nieces and nephews in these pictures range from less than 2 years old (Gavin) to 23 years old. Oh, so much fun!