After living in a series of new construction homes, eight years ago we moved into our current home - Circa 1930 (ish). I have always loved the character of older homes - or so I thought.This one has been a bit of a
challenge learning experience. While Greg will speak of wiring that looks as though it was installed by Ben Franklin himself, one of my biggest dissapointments has been complete lack of flower gardens.
How can a home survive 80 years without flowers?
I'm working to rectify this situation. My yard is VERY shady. See that massive tree trunk?
I am in awe of this majestic oak. Sometimes I just gaze up at it.
I call this garden my "Survival of the Fittest" garden. Plants need a strong will to survive all of the shade.
My Columbine are pretty happy this year.
And my Siberian Irises are starting to bloom.
There is a shady strip of land between our driveway and our next door neighbor's. When we first moved in, it was a weedy wasteland. One hot summer day as we weeded the area, I said to him - "just you wait and see, in a few years we won't need to do this anymore. It will be so lush!"
He laughed and kept on weeding.
We've spent the past few years dividing and sharing hostas, lily of the valley and irises.
It's getting there.
What are your gardening challenges?
I am joining
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Jami at An Oregon Cottage for Tuesday Garden Party
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party
Thanks for dropping in!