Finally, the hard work is beginning to pay off.
All the weeding, all the watering, all the bending and squatting, and the sore hands and back pay-off is beautiful color.
I moved every rose on the property last year. Most of them were half-eaten by the deer that roam freely and that just wouldn't do! I added a few new ones too. Now, I have a rose garden.
Before I left my last home I had given my girls lots and lots of hollyhocks and their seeds. So, last year, I took some of the seed back and planted it here. I now have the beginnings of my own hollyhock garden again. Isn't it a great feeling being a Johnny Appleseed? Everywhere I go, I take and give plants. It is nature's gift and mine.
This cute couple I found laying in the weeds someplace on the property. They needed a good home so here they sit in the old wheel barrow that was non-functioning here too. I love the old relics that were left for me. I have tried to re-use and re-cycle most everything that was left behind by the previous owner. I love that yellow! Cheddar cheese yellow!
So, this year I feel like I finally have something to crow about! Can you believe this great blue rooster was left behind too? It's as if this property knew that I have a "thing" for roosters and chickens. Another sign that this place was waiting for us. "The perfect place at the perfect time." Manifested.