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Whimsical Garden Tour Part 2

Having a Whimsical Garden to retreat to has really helped me enjoy the Summer in a new way. Walking through the garden paths and viewing the growth of all of my plants has a calming effect on me.

While I have created many gardens in the past, not one of them could come close to the Whimsical Garden I currently am enjoying in my own backyard.

I have planted a variety of perennials, annuals, flowers, vegetables, fruits, and herbs in the garden this year although some of my favorite whimsical garden accents are not growing, these plants are a big part of why I enjoy my space.

Whimsical Garden Plant List

  • Bell Peppers
  • Anaheim Chilli Peppers
  • Habanero Peppers
  • Ghost Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Big Boy Tomatoes
  • MuskMelons
  • Sunflowers
  • Hostas
  • Roses
  • Lilacs
  • Inpatients
  • Marigolds
  • Ferns
  • Iris
  • mums
  • Alyssum
  • Tulips
  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Dahlias
  • Kalanchoes
  • Petunias
  • Begonias
  • Lemongrass
  • Creeping Thyme

When I say that some of my favorite parts of the Whimsical Garden are not growing, I mean a lot of the garden accents really add that touch of whimsy I enjoy most.

Although some of the plants are necessary in my opinion to create the perfect Whimsical Garden.

My husband always sings Welcome to the Jungle when he walks down the sunflower path and past some of the bushier plants.

Sometimes I wonder if my garden is a bit over the top but then I remember that if it were up to him we would probably not have any plants, some husbands just don’t understand.

My daughter loves it and is always taking photos of the different plants growing in the garden as well as the colorful garden accents I add almost daily.

That is one thing I have learned about a Whimsical Garden, you can never add the wrong thing and there is always room for more!

I enjoy getting creative in the garden and have posted lots of projects in the past as well as the first Whimsical Garden Tour, which you can see by clicking here. 

Some of my favorite Garden Projects have been finding creative planters to plant flowers in as well as crafty ways to repurpose old dishes in your garden. 

Repurpose Old Dishes in the Garden

I have lots of solar lights, string lights, and even made my own garden post light. These garden accents have allowed me to enjoy my garden long after the sun sets.

DIY Garden Post Upcycle from Lamp

Nothing will spark creativity for me quite like a stroll through my garden.

I have used old doors, windows, and even fence pickets to create garden accents like this DIY Patriotic Hanging Sign.

It seems like everything can be updated or made over to fit into my Whimsical Garden, and you can see a great example of that with this Simple Shed Makeover. 

One of my favorite garden areas consists of this old door placed on top of a fish tank stand, it makes a perfect workspace.

I have it placed right in front of my daughter’s trampoline so I can watch her do her flips while I create more garden decor.

My husband helped her create garden stones when she was little to gift me every birthday and holiday.

They were a fun way to mark milestones with her handprint, and the date stamped on each along with whatever whimsical decoration she wanted to add at the time.

Another favorite in my Whimsical Garden is this wheelbarrow filled with marigolds, I love how they spread out and brighten up the space.

I hope you enjoyed this Whimsical Garden Tour and have been inspired to add a bit of whimsy to your backyard retreat.

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ellen beck

Monday 13th of August 2018

I would LOVE to do this, but we have some naughty neighbor kids that would destroy it :/ I have a smaller size wildflower garden to bring in pollinators I would really enjoy this with. Heck I had to cute way back on my garden due to the neighbor kids. The managed to destroy 4 tomato plants so far ...... how I dont know except one they picked bare until it died.

I really enjoy the way your garden looks, it would be a fun place to just sit and enjoy time outdoors.

Melissa

Tuesday 14th of August 2018

Hi Ellen, thanks for stopping by and I do enjoy sitting in the garden when I can. Also, I can totally relate to the naughty neighbor kids, believe me! We have large families on both sides of our house with lots of mischevious kids who like to mess with our things as well as pets. Luckily we have a privacy fence but unfortunately, that does not keep them from finding creative ways to mess around. They even climb the privacy fence and hangover at times, it is exhausting keeping up with them., no wonder their parents don't watch them! lol I bet your wildflowers are beautiful and I am so sorry that you can not enjoy a full garden because of the neighbors. Is it possible to put up a fence or is that not an option for you?

Pedro De Pacas

Monday 13th of August 2018

Hey man I used to do my yard like that until one time there was a snake and he bit my choo ese! El Diablo!