First Time Gardener

So about  month ago I decided that I wanted to fix up the little area in the alley behind our apartment into a patio area. I already had my old pretty painted kitchen table out there, and some Ikea shelving that I used to have in my kitchen that was replaced with something better for the space at hand.

A few months ago, I had gotten a promotion at work, which included a new project, and of course our home budget being what it is, going away on an actual vacation does not seem feasible. So I decided that I needed to create a back yard. Something that I could look at through my kitchen back door and admire as well as enjoy outside with dinner or just a cup of tea.

The shelves got a new coat of paint. I decided that I wanted to plant a container garden with because bright colors. Because I work in cosmetics, I am always dressed in black. So everything else in my life has to have happy, bright colors to counteract that dark colors in my 40 hours of my life, weekly work garments.

I have cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, strawberries, a lemon tree, lettuce, succulents, a variety of flowers, and now I am painting some chairs!

I can not tell you how much pleasure I derive from creating both art and life. I look forward to posting some pictures for all of you to see of this new project that is my new love!