I almost had to laugh typing “garden” in the title for this post. In the past, I haven’t been known for having a green thumb to say the least. I also have very little space to plant and grow anything. However, this year I was much more intentional about creating some greenery in the little space we do have, and I am very pleased with the results so far.
We have a small back porch for containers and a little patch of earth next to our garage to garden. We do have a shared courtyard that is lovely, fenced-in, and perfect for my son and dog to play but the gardens there are maintained by the HOA and so I don’t plant there.
On our back porch I have a small flowering plant called a gazania, a little herb garden, a Raspberry Short Cake container-loving, thornless raspberry bush, and some zinnias that are just now starting to flower.
My herb garden has mint, rosemary, and lavender. The mint tries to take over so I have to cut it back frequently.
Next to the garage I planted dahlias, sunflowers, and zinnias. I wanted to see something beautiful when I look out my dining room window.
Although our neighborhood is very residential, it is a busy-ish urban environment and there is quite a bit of cement and asphalt. We do have lovely old trees all around us and the view out my kitchen window is nice and green.
More and more, I really notice and appreciate the little moments of green I find in the city, even and maybe especially the unintentional ones.