The Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network project for July was creating outdoor art, so I figured we’d work on a little corner of the backyard and dress it up a little bit.
We forgot to take before pics, whoops, but here’s a Vine video of this section of the backyard right after we moved in. You can see the area we where we took out a couple of bushes, a tree and even part of the lawn. A LOT of work, mostly done by the Mr, of course!
The Mr is a very good gardener and it was too bad that between the move and settling in…building veggie beds kind of fell by the wayside. We finally got some in, but probably a little to late to reap much summer harvest. We put in three 3’x3′ raised veggie beds, very similar to these. And I couldn’t resist these lonely heirlooms at Lowe’s, there were only a few tomato plants left. I insisted on adopting two of them 😉 We used these square tomato cages as well; they tie in with the square theme we having going on.
We bought a couple of these fun, modern hanging planters to decorate the fence behind the planters. We planted our poor, slightly dehydrated and squirrel-munched strawberry plants in the bottom planters (hopefully I’ll get to eat the strawberries now instead of the squirrels???). And on the top I planted a variety of different succulents. Can’t wait until they fill in a bit!