Sunday, May 17, 2015

Preparing for Fall Flowering

I decided to add some more fall color to the side bed. After a look at a garden next to the Smithsonian castle, I was on the hunt for a particular Euphorbia. Merrifield enabled my ability to make it MINE!

Here's what I added today:
Euphorobia xmartinii 'Ascot Rainbow'




Sedum spectabile 'Neon'


The Sedum I have at the side of the garage is doing so well, I really wanted another one for more interest in the side bed. This one should have pinker flowers.

I made the mistake of throwing away all the spring seed packets without making note of what they are, and I regret that.
So this is my note for these new perennials.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Continuing May

These are the months where the garden is the most amazing. Every day something new happens, and you have to capture the moment.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May Garden

Some photos of May growth.
I'm worried about the hibiscus....




















Monday, April 27, 2015

Garden Spring Cleaning

Finally, after 2 weeks of looking at it in the driveway, we got the mulch down. Team working made short work of getting all the cleanup, planting and mulching done. My focus was on the front garden, because the hard work was in the back ;-)

I have been feeling like growth is slow this year, but in looking back at last year's April, we are actually further along.


Untitled
Side yard - hostas doing well, still no lily-of-the-valley. The bleeding heart is doing well, and we replaced the grass and ivy in the urn.

Untitled
Creeping Jenny is taking over!

Close-up of the left side of the bed:
Untitled
the rose didn't do to well after last year's attach from "stuff". I already gave it a dose of fungicide this year and see if we can get it to recover.

Middle of the bed...
Untitled

Close-up of the right side of the bed:
Untitled

Side bed:
Untitled
I moved the heuchera over to the right a little; in the fall will move the Heartleaf Brunnera to the left way from the grass.

Island Bed
Untitled
This is an experiment... I replaced the 1 dead lavender, and the rest of the bed is maybe wildflowers... We have no idea what is foxglove, sunflower, repeat seeds from last year, and weeds.... so we will let everything grow and see what happens.

Herb bed is doing amazingly well!
Untitled

We had to replace the bird bath this year.
Here is the back side of the front bed with a good view of the new birdbath.
Untitled

Untitled

POTS!
Untitled

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.