Last chapter on garden construction and more….

Our backyard is ready!!! Last weekend i’ve planted all my tomatoes, cucumber, eggplants, letuce and strawberries in my veggie garden.
Monday Hubby and I also placed the bright white gravel which is the finishing touch of our backyard.

We are happy!!

Last month Hubby and i went to Italy for the first for the holidays and we had found a nice  (as it seemed) hotel in Toscany. Our destination was Montecani Terme, north of Toscany  and later on we would drive southern to Chiancachino. The nature there was beautiful as it was green and all was blooming

 But we had to acclimate to different way of living, like lousy breakfast in the hotel, the different kind of coffee and that in Italy a lot of things are a bit hidden. But the coffee is really good there and the food and gelato’s are great!!

And we were lucky to have sunny weather!!


The spring has arrived in my front yard!

We had a lot of nice weather this week and i was looking forward to gardening this week. But Friday the weather turned around and it was very cold and cloudy. When i woke up this morning i saw a little bit of sun and it was windy.
Though i decided to go to the gardening shop and i couldn’t resit to buy some flowers for my garden ( not knowing exactly where i”ll be putting them :S)

this is what i bought today:

– a peony
– a rhubarb
– strawberries
– a butterfly bush
– a rose

And i’m very proud of the result:

What do you think of the result??

New plants in the garden

Tonight i was in the mood to work a bit in the garden. The weather has been very kind the past few days and it’s very nice to  be outside after a day at the office.

In the backyard i plant 2 vines, given by friends

At the frontyard i plant also 2 kiwi plants (also given by friends)


 kiwi plant 1


kiwiplant 2

it doesn’t look nice yet but hopefully we will be albe to eat some kiwi soon 😉

the start of everything

We moved to our new home last august. We were first very busy with the inside of the house.
we decided to wait for spring 2012 to take care of the garden.

Well, this is our startpoint

We have a lot of ideas:
– the “island”in the middle should become a terrace
–  a pond around it
– a veggie garden

We will see what 2012 bring to us