As many people who grow up in a chicken coop I have always had a dream about my very own garden. And luckily for me I’ve always had one. First my city garden, then Arizona desert garden which I admit was a bit boring with all its stones and now my big cottage garden. Each with its own magic.
…was my steep learning curve. I studied all my plants in latin, tested what I like… some things even several times – like a pond… and found out that no matter how much time I spend working there it’s never enough.
I took a little gardening break while I was living in Arizona. My “garden” looked more like a moonscape with a cactus sticking out of the middle of it. And I must confess that I killed the one and only tree on the lot, because I left to visit my family in Czech during one summer…and the automatic irrigation stopped working.
Now I am at my relax & enjoy and be self-sufficient phase. I have my garden divided in three main sections:
- several different lounge spots (I just love to look at all these cozy little nooks with nice furniture and think how great it would be to sit there if I had time)
- beds of special decorative flowers and bushes (I am totally against wasting space on repeating the same flowers over and over. There is so many species and varieties I want to have one of each!! Maybe one day I will label them with name tags.)
- and my fruits and vegetable patch (after trial and error I am doing well with garlic, tomatoes and bell peppers, yellow squash, lettuce, strawberries, cherries, plums and apples)