Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Garden in mid-June

There are a lot of flowers that seem to be coming out right now.
Some usually bloom earlier in the year, others around about now...



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My favorite combination - all accidental.
Russian sage, coreopsis, and this queen anne's lace.

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I think I need to wear glasses when using my iPhone camera, 'cause I keep focusing on the wrong thing! I swear the square was on this Clematis!


I tried harder the next day:
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Herbs! in the Ground!

While my mom was here, we dug up a corner of the lawn and created a "kitchen garden"... you know, herbs.

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My goal was to plant perennials that would keep the roots of the clematis cool, so there is a rosemary on the sunny side of the lamp.
Thyme and Oregano line the edge, and the inside is for annuals - basil and parsley this year.

I want to put rocks/boulders around the edge on the grass side... but that's a bit of drama.

My favorite neighbor offered that I could use all the rocks that she had piled up in the woods; then she moved away... I didn't think to move the rocks to our "side" of the woods... I asked the daughter of the new neighbor if I could take the rocks. She said she'd "ask her mom if that's ok"... 3 days later, I'm still waiting.
CLEARLY, I'm ready for the rocks!

argh... neighbors.

Ideas from the Botanical Garden

I went with my mom to the Botanical Gardens, and these are the plants I found interesting and worth considering for my little plot of land.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013