The garden grew beautifully in 5 months (Before and After pictures)

There are a few cold days around here and, suddenly, it feels like fall. Now, there are no autumn signs yet, despite the red, red cherry tomatoes, but I think I sensed some grape’s aroma lingering around the joyful garden.

The fall is coming and I almost feel the autumn’s melancholy I’ve always felt around this time of the year. And because of the cold nights and days that are going to come, I almost feel sorry for our garden. For all the annuals, the young sour cherry tree, for the green, green grass. They are going to experience some tough days, but only to come back again, next year full with spring energy.


Despite the pretty cold morning, I stayed in the garden today. With my bare feet. To feel the earth (and eventually become sick :))))), the smooth cold. And I thought of the garden, the blooming flowers around and all the beauties this great nature brought this year into our lives.

It’s been 5 months. Only. Since we started to labor the soil, and since we seeded the first seeds. Since then, the garden grew up, little by little, gave us vegetables¬† – potatoes, radishes, bell peppers, chilly, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cucumbers, and now goji and raspberries – grass to cut and lots of flowers and I’m so glad to see how beautiful some of the perennials grew up.

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For the next year I’m expecting bigger lavenders, sage and roses, stronger glycine and fig tree. I also have in mind to take some visits to the stores to buy some bulbs I’m gonna plant them these days to bloom next spring. Like tulips and daffodils. I want to buy as much bulbs as possible to make sure next year they’ll give us lots, lots of joy.


It’s been 5 months since we started to work the soil and 6 since we created space in the yard for our tiny garden. But I let you see everything and all the stages through the pictures’ eyes.


Don’t know what to do on a Sunday? Paint your doors

At least this is what we did today.

They say if you what to change the way your house looks like, the cheapest way to do it is by paint and I must admit it’s incredible how everything changes in a good way after some brush traces.


We didn’t want to dramatically change the way our home looks like, and that’s why we used white for the doors (the old color they had, actually), but we had to do it, cause they were not finished, and were ugly. Anyway, right now they look gorgeous and perfect and I can’t stop thinking that, indeed, the devil stays in the small things.


I am a perfectionist and everything around, even apparently messy, is (or must be) perfectly balanced. And sometimes I change and change the place of the objects until I find the perfect place for them.

We don’t want to spoil our CHI, right?


This is exactly what happened with the things we put around the house: the key box (we changed recently) with a tree of life, as I like to see it, carved in it, with the funny owl hanger in the kitchen, the wooden fish we brought from Crete, the blackboard fish my sister gave us, the iron birdie with the Crete’s bells.

1213and the little houses of Crete, we also brought back home from this beautiful, beautiful land piece.