In the past few months, we've had some colorful blooms at The Frog & PenguINN, our VA eastern shore home.
These yard blooms are watched over the the ever-present Welcome frogs. Don't let their
dour expressions put you off as they are really quite friendly (and very quiet too).
After moving to VA from our native NJ, we had a very large vegetable garden in our backyard. There were 5 beds (each 12 feet wide x 50 feet long). Several years later, we went to a much smaller space as seen in this photo. We have NO veggie garden now and go to seasonal farmer's markets weekly to stock up on local produce.
The nearly all perennials in the backyard now require far less maintenance than the former veggie gardens.
Do you have any veggies or flowers in your gardens ?