Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In The Garden

I spent most of the holiday weekend on my hands and knees or on my little garden cart rolling around my yard. It was so neglected. It's looking so much better now.

I have a lot of pictures but I figured it's my blog so I can post them all if I want right?

I have a half wine barrel by my front door with this lavender in it. My friend gave it to me when she moved out of state. The huge carpenter bee love it. It hangs out there all day buzzing all around. Kind of freaks everyone out with it by the front door. I might move it at some point but I really like watching that big bumble bee flying around.

Out the front door. Took me forever to pull all the weeds that were growing in the bricks (that's water on there from the hose). I'm starting to think mortar is a good idea. 

The left side front bed is looking really full.

My Shasta Daisies are really filling in on this side. This is the first year I haven't went out and bought a bunch of plants. 

Before I cleaned up the front area

Took me a long time to get the side cleaned up. SOME DAY I'll have a gravel drive way there. And the bricks off the porch.

My hibiscus looks itty bitty now. I'm just so glad it finally came back after freezing this winter. From giant to baby.

After I cleaned up the edge along the front. I had moved that geranium under the tree to the spot on the left. Apparently I didn't get it all. Now that the hibiscus isn't hiding it it's ok there.

I did buy a few petunas to stick around for some more color. I still need to plant them.

The other side isn't quite as full

I'm loving my big yellow Indian Blanket Flower right now. Isn't it gorgeous??

Before I cleaned out the alyssum (don't mind Trevor there he was wearing his dad's t shirt because he was sun burnt)

After I cleaned it up.

I had an empty spot from a plant that froze so I thought I'd try the strawberry planter my mom gave me there. I transplanted the strawberries from the back yard, we'll see if they make it.
The side mess.

Oh what a mess. Gave up on the bushes I never got planted.

 .Cleaned up, just need to mow. Eventually there will be no grass in this area. (and a brick area in the triangle)

My helpers 

My mom gave my brother a table of hers and he gave me his. I kind of like it on the porch. It's a nice place to sit and look at the garden and enjoy your breakfast.

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Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

What a lot of work Julie.

I love the helpers!!

Sarah said...

I just love the yard. It is SO much different from when I was there last. I would die for your yard.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Looks amazing! So happy that you shared with us all at our Great Outdoors link party!



Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I have to say, your garden sure does clean up nice. :) Thank you so much for linking up to our party!

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