Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Take a look in our Garden in Spring 2017



The work of a Gardner never truly stops, especially during the spring season. I have been holding off on this post for a while now since I wanted to show some progress from our work in the winter season heading into spring. But it has been a long time coming, so in this post I wanted to showcase what transformations our garden has gone through in this spring season, and I will also come back later to show you more of the blooms.


First, starting in early March 2017 we started working on some of the landscape. We had been plagued with the grass growing between the stepping stone mosaic that leads to my little apartment. What initially started as a great idea, turned into chaos over time. The grass was pretty much dominated by weed and there was no controlling it any longer. It just looked ugly and also had some patches of dirt.





That's why we decided to remove the stepping stones, and dig the grass out and simply make a mosaic with the stones on a cemented surface. Those works took 3 days, and I think the guys who did it, did a great job. Now this part of the garden looks much neater, cleaner and simpler.



We then had to clean the stone and remove any dirt left by the workers (which of course was there in abundance, you know how it is with construction guys). We also cleaned our tool shed and porch in front of it.

The next big thing we did was planting grass, flowers and new fruit in our orchard. For that we had to get heavy machinery first. The ground had to be re-dug first. Then we planted new grass, and flowers on the sides of the walk path and outer lines of the orchard. They have yet to grow so I will get back to you and show how and if it will grow in the end. We planted strawberries in the orchard which will hopefully grow nice a big since I like them a lot.


After the dirty work was done we finished up with decorating the garden. A new set of outside chairs and a sofa was purchased, including two tables ans decoration. It is my favorite spot in the garden now, since you can actually lay down and enjoy the sun and gaze up towards the sky.






I bought some solar powered lights, which are in the form of butterflies. They are easy to install, just put the receptor in the ground and hang the lights as desired into the bushes. At night the turn on automatically and transform the scenery with nice colors.




All in all it didn't cost too much to rework some aspects of the garden, but more work is ahead of us. We have yet to buy some pots for new flowers and plant them. I will update you with more information as some time passes. In the meantime I will enjoy these sunny spring days in Mostar.


I hope you enjoyed the sights. Have you been doing garden work? Any tips, ideas? Let me please know in the comments below.

28 comments:

  1. Oh, viel Arbeit mit den Steinen, aber es lohnt sich!
    Das neue grünes Häuschen verstehe ich jetzt nicht ganz, wer dort wohnt wie...?
    Liebe Grüße

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    1. Da wohne Ich, ist aber alles in einem Komplex.

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  2. Wowwwwwww amazing!! How gorgeous this is!!

    Wishing you lots of fun in your garden


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  3. It all looks so pretty and such a lovely place to spend the warm summer evenings

    Mollyx

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    1. Thank you. I hope they won't be too warm so we can enjoy ourselves.

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  4. wow| that park is looking so awesome. it is full with beautiful things and so stunning photos you shared of that beautiful place.
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  5. Wow, Mersad!
    You an the guys did a great Job, very well. It looks like a completely new space!
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    Greetings ... Frauke

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  6. Great pics.All especially.

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  7. my favorite new thing is the solar lights, will have to check those out because I want them for us to. Beni looks as sweet as always. I am sure he is happy the workers are gone. I remember when you added the grass/stones and I loved the way it looked, but I can see why this will be easier to live with .. they did do a great job.

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  8. Oh that is truly gorgeous!!!
    Ann

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  9. Love seeing the progress. Beautifully done!

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  10. It's already looking lovely, Mersad, and when you plant some pretty petals, it will be even more enchanting.

    Wishing you a blessed Easter,
    Poppy

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  11. What a beautiful job you have done! Bet will totally enjoy this lovely space

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  12. I'm glad you mentioned in your comment to me that you'd been doing some gardening. A lot of work to change over the flagstone path but I like it all cemented very much. I like the new outdoor furniture, we started buying brown wicker look chairs, table and accessories and the big pieces that couldn't be brought inside overwintered with no effect from snow coverage. My husband would love 'something' to lay on, on our deck but I only want chairs. Enjoy your sitting (sleeping?) area and share more photos when the plants mature.

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    1. I will definitely do that. Right now the garden is growing and except for the furniture there isn't much to show. We planted a lot of flowers and new grass, so I hope to show all of that later on.

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  13. Looks like a lot of hard work went into this but it's quite lovely. The stonework is awesome, the pretty butterflies lights are so cute as it your sweet dog and I love the color of your house.

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    1. Thanks Ida (from Beni as well)!

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  14. Beautiful garden and patio (and cute pic of Beni!)

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  15. What a great outdoor space you have you made for yourself. Lots of work and planning went into it.

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  16. It looks marvelous! And the dog likes it, so A+++!

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  17. Looks like A LOT of work!
    ROG, ABCW

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  18. Wow! Great job! Looks so fantastic! Now I am kind of jealous! Have a great weekend! Enjoy that patio!

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  19. You've created a lovely space in which to enjoy the best of summer - lounging, talking with friends, eating together, enjoying life. The butterfly lights are so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Lorrie. Hope to show the garden again soon, once everything is grown.

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  20. The addition of the stone walkway is awesome! Your garden areas are really taking shape. You will have many hours of peacefulness there in the coming months!

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  21. Amazing post you shared. in summer we love natural beauty and it is best way to understand importance of nature. we should care about him and stunning photos you shared.
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