Garden planning is in full swing over here.
And today I am sharing a few peeks at the project as well as a bit more about the plants we are incorporating.
The greenhouse garden area is getting a bit of a refresh this spring.
From new planting areas- to revamped planting areas- it is a project I have been thinking about doing since we put in the greenhouse several years ago.
And currently- we are loading up on plants and building raised beds for a vegetable garden.
I will share all the before and after along with some video soon- today it is about plans.
Hellebore’s on repeat and repeat and repeat.
As I mentioned before- I am quite enamored with them- and was thrilled
to find a large amount at the nursery.
We are also planting these cute olive plants.
They are similar in size to boxwood- but I absolutely love how sweet they look.
Of course lavender is on the list- I am a huge fan of lavender in the garden
and we incorporate them in several places.
As far as planters go for plants we are not putting directly in the ground-
we are using 2 main styles.
Whiskey barrels and raised garden beds
We just finished building these are are getting ready to put them in the right place and fill with dirt.
For smaller plants- we love bacopa- it is one of our favorites and adds such a pretty look to underplanting in barrels.
Lots of veggies already growing away on the shelves in the greenhouse
And I couldn’t leave behind the prettiest little lemon trees.
Overall Design Plan
The design plan over all is to create an area on the side and behind the greenhouse
for various vegetables and cutting flowers.
Think European garden- pea gravel and containers full of fresh veggies and herbs
with olive trees, Mediterranean style plants and cottage charm.
We also want to have a spot for shade plants to flourish- which is perfect tucked behind the back of the greenhouse – and a few rows for veggies and herbs.
We do have a lot of deer here- so while we are adding a fenced area to ‘curate’ the garden a bit more
we are also planning to create a taller fence with wire to keep the veggies from all being eaten.
That said- we will have an area that the deer, rabbits and critters are free to nibble on.
We don’t mind sharing- but when they come through and everything is nibbled off it isn’t so great.
I am planning to add more roses and cottage style blooms and wildflowers for a cutting garden area
as well. I love to be able to wander out to the garden and create a beautiful foraged flower arrangement and am excited to expand on the area I have currently.
That wildflower hill by the path needs some help this year as well.
If anyone has any suggestions on what to plant that does well on a hillside that gets a TON of hot sun in summer- would love to hear your ideas.
We planted lavender there last year thinking they would do well- and unfortunately they have not lasted.
We currently have lambs ear and catmint so maybe more of those.
Aside from that- this is just one of 2 main garden areas we are working on this year
and the other one will be much more wine country themed and style.
Excited to share more soon.