Garden updates: The Shed Garden

May 24, 2012

Last time you all saw the garden was in this post back in mid-march about my garden plans.   So I’m going to walk you through the garden process that I’ve taken since then Smile

First thing I did back in march was clean out the ‘bed’ on the side of the shed:

It was quite the task, as I’m sure it’s been SEVERAL years since anything was planted here. 

I hand picked all the leaves off the top and then had my husband go through with all of his weight and the shovel to break up the soil.


Then I hand-weeded it – pulling out all the root systems that I could possibly get to. 

This was still back in march – so technically the ground was a bit frozen still.


Because this side of the shed is fully shaded – (See that little corner right now that has sun – that’s as much sun as the side gets Winking smile) – I decided to plant some perennial shade-loving flower bulbs in there!

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And then covered it all with mulch!!

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BIG improvement, Right??

Well, the package said 10 days from the bulb being planted that things would start sprouting – but… last week (almost two months later) I was about to dig them up to return the bulbs, thinking that they were duds…. When I saw:


A sprout finally poked it’s head through!!  Yayyyy!!!

Houston, We have LIFTOFF!!

If this area does well this summer, maybe next year I’ll invest in some good pavers and landscaping for this area. For now I’m just using what was there when we purchased the house… a little rustic, but whatever.


  1. I love it, your using what you have. Usually I cannot follow gardening instructions or my daughter because it requires buying a lot of cr stuff. Right now I have some newly planted flowers that my son put in before the house started to be painted. Not Good 🙁 They are now full of paint scrapings, yuck…
    Gladys P

  2. Denise C says:

    That’s great that they eventually poked through. I don’t think I would have waited as long as you did. I admire your patience! And I’m with you on using what came with the house. We have a similar situation in our yard, and I’m not upgrading the stones until we have the whole setup set up 🙂

  3. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Good Job Amy! Glad to see you finally got you something growing after waiting for it.

  4. MommaMary says:

    What a perfect spot for a herb garden!

  5. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    You done a good job, I’ve never been one that has a green thumb, don’t like gardening, guess I was forced to like it growing up, but I do like all the beautiful flowers & great food from a garden.

  6. Good for you! When there isn’t the money to go out and just buy it, It’s great to see you use what you have. =)

  7. MommaMary says:

    When is the update? Would love to see how big the plants are.

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  8. Oh isn’t it just the best feeling when a little green baby pokes its head up? Makes you feel like a good plant mama. 🙂

    You reminded me that I need to figure out which fall bulbs I want to plant this year!

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