Monday, April 29, 2013

Camellias & Tree Peonies Are Blooming

The camellias and tree peonies are in full bloom and gorgeous.  It is a good thing Mom had staked the tree peonies last week as we have 4 1/2 inches of rain from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning.  Everything is a soggy mess right now.   

Monday, April 22, 2013

We Live to Mulch

but first some tulips &

the halcyon hosta
wintered like a champ

middle left side of garden

upper left side of garden

by reading corner 
front of garden

reading corner
front of garden

 front of garden

moving on down
front of garden

middle section, front of garden
basket has 2 mandevilles for trellis

butterfly feeder in flower planter
no mulch here as a pathway will
be going in for this side of the garden

tulips & new skinny pot for hosta

The past 2 weekends we have been weeding and mulching like crazy.  My nephew is getting married in June and we are hoping to hold their wedding shower in the garden this coming weekend although it is not looking likely since the forecast now shows rain Saturday and Sunday.  We shall see.  Even if we don't we have sure gotten a lot done and can enjoy it all summer instead of sweating to death trying to mulch. haha

Monday, April 15, 2013

New Hosta Bed Finished

After another gorgeous weekend we have our new hosta bed finished.  We found the pots at Home Goods and Ross' and they were all in the same color family, perfect for this spot.  This bed is at the back of the flower garden adjacent to Bella's play area and little house.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wheelbarrow A Big Hit

Bella & her new wheelbarrow
and rain boots

bricks & stepping stones for new pots

garden dirt, top soil, humus & cow manure

moved buttercups blooming

hellebores still blooming

What a nice cloudy/rainy not quite cold weekend we just had.  I made 2 trips to Lowes on Saturday morning to get garden dirt that was on sale and went ahead and stocked up on top soil, humus and cow manure.  Hopefully this weekend is going to be as nice and warm as they think and I will be ready to start filling all our new pots.  I also got stepping stones and bricks to put 3 of the larger pots on.

Mom & I got Bella a mini wheelbarrow and rain boots for Easter and she was tickled pink.  Now she can stomp in the mud puddles, help me move rocks and dig/move dirt.  She is ready to go!

We still have buttercups blooming and the older hellebores are still in full bloom and gorgeous.  

Hopefully spring is really on it's way this time!