Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Finally Spring

It seems that all of the plants were as excited about the sun and warm weather as the people.
The garden has jumped into action!

I still haven't gotten the mulch down, but the weeds seem to be under control nonetheless.

Here are some pics of Spring 2015.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

First Steps...

It looks like 2 of the 4 lavenders are coming back.
The two that didn't make it include one from Trader Joe's and Lavendula x intermedia.
When they get plants at the nursery, I'll see if I can add a new one.

The bed got these seeds:
Sunflower Ruby Eclipse

I put in seeds for the trellis:
Hyacinth Bean - Ruby Moon Lablab purpureus
Bean Pole Runner - Scarlet Emperor Phaseolus coccineus
and some sweet pea - 3rd year a charm, right?

Sprinkles in the beds are:
Zinnia Cut and Come Again Zinnia elegans pumila
Zinnia Solar Flare Blend Zinnia elegans
Zinnia Fireball Blend Zinnia elegans
Bachelor's Button Black Magic Centaurea cyanus
Sweet William Double Blend Dianthus barbatus

And there are flurries in the forecast for this weekend....

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Looking back, looking forward

I love that I have this journal of every gardening year.
Today is my big day to go and do the bed cleanup, and I was feeling like I'm a month late...
but no, it's only a week later than it was last year.

We had a crazy rainy snow storm on Friday March 20, officially on the calendar as "First day of Spring"... whatever!

So let this be the first day of documenting the 2015 gardening process!!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

2015 Garden

I was concerned when the high school pushed out mulch delivery from March to April, that I'd have sprouting weeds while we waited the extra weeks.
Don't think we have anything to worry about...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Garden - Halloween

It is very strange to me that with the cold winter, cool spring, and mild summer, that we are having such a warm fall. I usually like to have a dying garden be a part of the Halloween decorations, but this year we have new Clematis and Zinnia blooms to go with the spider webs and rotting corpses.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Time for some flower close ups

When my cousin Karin was here in September she took some photos of the flowers in our yard that gave me a good example to follow. I realize that I love the flowers! But I do a crappy job capturing what it is I love about them. Karin's photos helped me realize how to do that. So here's my attempt.

Tried looking for light and editing a bit

Tried looking for light and editing a bit

Tried looking for light and editing a bit

Tried looking for light and editing a bit







Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pots in Fall

After the spring annual pots started to look scraggly, I went to the nursery and got some plants that like the heat. Little did I know that they would also like fall! The pots are all amazing, and I want to capture this moment so that I can go and get these same things next year!






and a top view of the concrete urns on the step.
I love the soft clover, that has been growing all season.

This ivy in the side bed urn is NUTS! I need to get better control, I think.