In this post, we share the steps for creating retaining walls, a 7-foot wide concrete path, and steps to our dock. This is a major project and beyond our skill level and capacity (we also don’t own a bobcat) so we hired an experienced contractor. However, Neal did all the electrical. He and I also built the steps, ramp, and railing, and all the finishing work.
My recent passion is growing beautiful flowers and I am also venturing into gardening. Composting is a vital part of this process. In this post, I will share the purpose of composting, things to put in your compost, what not to put in your compost, containers or areas for composting, the magic formula for composting, and how to use compost. (I will continue to update this post with additional composting tips.)
This summer, I have enjoyed growing zinnias and other flowers. I have learned about flowers that not only survive but thrive for this “Wannabe” master gardener. Click HERE to learn more about this flower bed Neal built for me (pictured below) and other spring and summer flowers we planted in pots on our deck.
This post was updated throughout last summer to show you how our flowers have literally blossomed!
I just love spring flowers but I don’t have a green thumb.
You see . . . I am a “wannabe” master gardener. ?? ? I struggle to keep plants and flowers alive. ?⠀This is when I really miss my Dad. He became a certified master gardener late in life. He and my grandmother had green thumbs. ?