The children have been on me for quite a while to make a garden. I know they meant corn and tomatoes and such, but flowers are instant gratification. Besides, I have a black thumb.
I broke sod in the front of the house on either side of the walk. The soil itself is pretty decent (I guess…what do I know?) so we just tilled it by hand and planted the impatiens. Pickles “helped” by shoveling dirt onto the walk and putting grass on the girls’ heads. They found some worms for him in exchange.
I planted some columbine and some kind of sage (I forget) behind the house in a sunny spot.
Given how hard it was to break the sod by hand, I think we’ll do raised beds or have a container garden for vegetables.