Monday, December 3, 2012

Planting for Spring

This past weekend was another perfect one weather wise, in the high 60s Saturday and low 70s on Sunday. The weekend before was very cold and before that gorgeous.  I skipped working in the garden on the cold weekend but did finish my planting of bulbs in pots Saturday.  Every pot that had annuals over the summer now has bulbs for this spring.

50 mixed dutch iris

108 radiant perfection tulips 

24 angelique tulips

24 margarita tulips

and 36 pink hyacinths

I can't wait for spring to get here and see all our beautiful blooms.  All my bulbs came from Walmart this year as they were marking them down on clearance faster than Lowe's and Home Depot.

I am taking a break and will be back the first of the year.  I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.  See you in 2013.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Projects Finished & Ready for Winter

last of the flowers blooming

elephant ears & tuber roses
dried out and stored

cap on telephone pole
ready for handing basket next year

other cap done also
ready for handing basket to be mounted

stock tank water garden
cleaned out and ready

lots of mulch put down

more mulch on other side of garden

train for Bella

3 tubs of rock to finish new pathway

2nd new pathway looking
from inside the garden out

same new pathway looking
from outside the garden in

We've gotten so much done in the garden this year and it is starting to look like a flower garden once again instead of a weed patch with flowers.  We managed to get 2 new pathways created and rocked, about 1/2 the garden is mulched so we will still have plenty to do next year.  We are ready for winter to arrive and leave so spring will be here once again.  

Happy Thanksgiving
from our family to yours

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fall is Leaving

wild turkeys in the back field

pin oak

maple trees around the house

reading corner

looking into the garden from the road

crape myrtles are turning

Velvet napping

looking towards the back of the garden

looking from the back towards the front

backyard color

our fence line in back

cannas still blooming

dogwood and maple trees in side yard

looking up the maple tree

rhododendron still blooming

Mom's camellias blooming

The last couple of weekends have been fantastic, in the 70s with lots of sun.  We have sure gotten a lot done in the garden and are just about ready for winter.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Our Halloween Bumblebee

Bumblebee Bella

We went to the local mall last night for trick or treating since it was so cold and Bella was just getting over a cold.  She had a blast and is ready to go back tonight!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Getting Ready for Fall

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler.  Friday was back in the 80s and I took the afternoon off work so we could get our planting finished.

yellow mums for the patio

pinus mugo "mitsch mini"
and dwarf mondo grass surrounding it

little gem spruce in pot
"abeto little gem"

peedee elfin bells hosta
a gift from Lynn
in our new hypertufa pot

electrical spool potting table
just need more rock to level it

boxwood on the corners
a gift from Patricia
and 4 peonies in the middle
on the side of Bella's playhouse

new slide from Jennifer's
friend Chris for Bella

It's been nice and cool this week so far but we are warming back up to 80 by Saturday.  Lots of mulching to be done and the playhouse to get ready for winter.