As most of you know, we recently completed a relocation to a new area and ended up buying a new house right before winter hit. The thing about buying a house going into winter over here is that winter lasts a LONG time….months and months actually. It was only a matter of days after we moved in to the house that the snow started coming down full stop. It wasn’t so bad, though, because we were trying to get the house set up, painting, buying new things, etc. Hence, we weren’t really even bothered by the snow at all. But, it did mean that we really didn’t get to see the grounds for quite a while as it was buried under white stuff from almost the day we moved in. I guess we really didn’t pay much attention to the details of the grounds as much as the house itself the few times we saw it before we bought it. However….now that the snow has melted and we can actually walk through the wet and muddy grounds around here, we’ve discovered that we seem to have a garden! However, this supposed garden isn’t very aesthetically pleasing at this point.
Have a look –
Definitely not an English garden, is it? Aesthetics aside though, it seems someone was very into herbs before we got here as evidenced by all these tags I found in different spots in the garden….
Neither my husband nor I have ever had a garden before. However, neither one of us is thrilled with how this looks right now, nor do we have any idea what to do with it to make it better. It goes without saying that those sorry-looking boards have to be done away with somehow. And the garden itself? No idea. We’re not much into flowers, but instead prefer plants and trees. I’m not such a gourmet cook that I’m using fresh herbs in my cooking and about the only thing we’ve ever grown in the ground is a pumpkin (weird, I know)! Also, neither one of us really has the time or inclination to do the whole ‘gardening’ thing. His idea is just to rip the whole thing out and continue the lawns there. But I’m wondering if there aren’t other possibilities.
This is on the back of our property, hence, not really visible from the road or even the windows of our house. It’s very much an aside, I guess. But, I’d still like to come up with something interesting to do with this. As we’ve got a few weeks before the lawns are dried enough to get out there and work on this, I am asking you, my creative friends here in the blogosphere, tell me what you would do with this space……Just rip it up and flatten it back into lawns? Keep the herbs though I’d never use them? Plant something different? Install a water feature? Enter an ugly garden contest?