After spending almost two weeks weeding the garden, I am finally caught up. My knees feel good but I use my garden stool to weed. I cannot tell you how satisfying it is not only to have the garden caught up after two knee surgeries but to be able to work in the garden and not have the knee pain I have had over the last eight years.
On another note, many of you don't know my obsession with making a vegetable garden pretty. I mean a garden can look like a hot mess unless you focus on making it "pretty".
So how do I make the garden look attractive?
First I added a bird bath in the middle of the garden. It was a $5 yard sale find and you cannot imagine how many birds we find in it during the day.
Next, these bamboo trellises add style and function.
Even my compost bin has to be "pretty". The bin looks like a beehive house but really does produce sweet compost.
The garden paths are neat and covered with mulch.
Herbs add flowers throughout the season.
As do the green beans
And the pretty black fencing, a Wal-mart find, makes the beds look neat.
Lastly, as the vegetables ripen, the whole garden is attractive and ready for picking. Yesterday, I picked the first green beans, some cherry tomatoes and the second bath of banana peppers.