Monday, April 7, 2014

The Gardens

Several of you commented on Friday that you wanted to see my gardens.  They're not in full bloom yet, but the way I have them planted, not everything will be blooming at the same time anyway.  Anyway, here they are...

The above three shots are the front bed - with tulips and daffodils along the house, hyacinths in the middle near the stepping stones, and peonies spaced in the middle, too.  (The peonies are still kinda small and pathetic right now, though.)

On the north side of the house in the shade bed, I have three astilbe's coming up.  The lilies of the valley that I planted haven't shown their faces.  I'm afraid the squirrels killed them.  =o(

Here's the rosebed.  All three rose bushes survived, but they're still pathetic.  The green you see is the end of the crocus extravaganza.  They looked like this a few weeks ago...
But that one is in the iris bed, and those are down to just leaves now, too.

The rest of iris bed is looking awesome.  I can't wait until they bloom.  And the little lilac on the right side of the bed seems so much happier since I moved it.  I wish I could say the same about the crepe myrtle which looks dead.  And the hydrangea I bought last fall looks pretty dead, too.  I'm giving them another month to get with the program before I tear their corpses out.

The azaleas are still sleeping.
But the snapdragons I just put in seem to be doing well.
And the last bed up there will be seeded with wildflowers - at least until I can figure out what to put in there that would grow well between two big cedars. 

Well, Killer Friends, how do your gardens grow?


Janet said...

You've inspired me, B.E. - I will plant bulbs this fall (can you remind me?) so that next spring I, too, can have beautiful color and not have to wait for the trees to bud or the rhodie to bloom :)

Looks fabulous - you must be very happy with all your work!!

Silver James said...

Just don't plant hyacinths and daffodils in the same bed. They don't like each other. Not sure why, but they don't.

My garden grows all on it's own. LOL I really need to get out and get last fall's leaves out of the naturalized beds but...TOO MUCH WORK! Yeah, I'm lazy. We keep threatening to let the yard go and put up a sign declaring it to be a protected wildlands area. LOLOL

The house looks great, B.E.!

B.E. Sanderson said...

I'm glad you're inspired, Janet. I don't know if I'll remember to remind you, but I'll probably post about gardening in the fall and then you'll remember to do yours. ;o) I hope your trees and rhodie bloom soon. We are pretty happy. Not satisfied, necessarily, though, so there will be planting in the fall

LOL, Silver, I do have hyacinths and daffodils in the same bed. They seem to be getting along fine. They're about 12-18 inches away from each other, though, so maybe they just need their own space. LOL about the protected wildlands. And thanks!

jblynn said...

Oooh, love the color of the iris!

My hibiscus is in full bloom and I've got a Mexican Petunia that's doing pretty well too.

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