Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In Living Color

Finely starting to see the fruits of my labor, or partly my labor, mostly it goes to the "scapers."
That's a blurry Weigela, and a Lupine "Gallery Blue"

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just a word of thanks.....

Just a word of thanks for all of your encouraging words, on my new house journey. I sooo miss my plantings at my old home, and I'm impatient to get back to an ample garden. I know it will take time, and I should take the time to enjoy the time in the doing, and I am. But, I miss my peonies, and my heirloom roses, I miss the forsythia, and the tulips of my old place. Plants will become familiar, and become old friends sooner then I think. I'm glad I have all of you to travel along with me. Keep blogging, even if you don't think anyone is watching, they are.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Window box

This is the view from my computer room. My husband built a beautiful window box, that expands across the front widow of my house. There are three plastic bins inside the box that are easy for me to remove for planting. He attached tiny hoses in holes of the removable bins, which drain into corresponding holes drilled into the bottom of the box. Under the box are three globe box woods. After our gray northern winter, in our new house, it's a colorful view. It's finely starting to feel like our home.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A drop in the perennial bucket

Today I went to the "candy store," oh you know what I mean, that garden center with the prettier, bigger, and more unusual plants ($$$). I bought 18 plants. I went to I got everybody into the ground. It looks like a drop in the bucket.
We even had time to get the deer fencing put up around the veggie bins. I attached tree branches every which way across the top, to try to keep the birds out. I saw it on a British blog.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Patio step

Now all I need is an awning, a grill, and some furniture, for this project anyway.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Just an observation

Today I'm pretty pleased with myself. I've been a little under the weather, (no pun intended), but I am rallying. My newly planted trees are bug free, and blooming nicely. My little starter seeds are all in the ground and trying to recover from transplant shock. Those poor little Cosmos are actually getting their feet dug in. Nature is truly amazing.
My husband is working on what little lawn area I have left him, he's a lawn guy, married to a garden girl. Oh well.......

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Beds begun

I know this doesn't look like much now, and it might not look like much later. These are Cosmos
seedling. Either the deer will step on them, or some other disaster will befall them, like my husband draging the garden hose over them. I am being hopeful.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Beds waiting

This is my shade bedding, with a pea gravel path. It's very Zen, but difficult for draging a wheel barrel around.
I've purchased a couple Dusty Millers, A Blue Angel Aquiegia, and a couple Silver Scrolls Heuchera. They're going right there at that point on the left.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Phase One Completed

All professional work is completed. Beds, plantings, boulders,stone path, patio, pea gravel path and garden shed, are completed. The veggie beds, still have to be filled. I caught some kids with "light sabers," playing in there yesterday. I'd better fill it, and fence it soon, before it becomes the neighborhood playground. Now all I have to do is fill the perennial and annual beds, and pay the bill.
The stepping stone side is the sunny side, and the shed side is the shady side. I'm going to need some help with selections, so if anyone wants to make a contribution of ideas, have at it.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Back Forty

Some of the trees lining my neighbor's pool. Beautiful Blue stone from Pennsylvania.
I think the patio is going to bigger then I originally thought.