Saturday, May 16, 2009

Gardening 09

Weve been doing a lot of gardening and discovering in our new yard. Its kinda fun to check out what is out there that we didnt really know about last fall when we moved into this house, such as the excellent Magnolia beside the bedroom window, and the bleeding hearts, Daffodils, and lilies that seem to be sprouting all over lol.
The flowerbeds were generally in good shape, and just needed weeding and edging and will need some mulch.
There are things we could not really identify, and we did go to a Plant Store to ID some :)
Others Im still baffled on.

The new Lilac bush from mother's day with the flowerbed behind it. This wasnt so much a flowerbed as a patch of dirt with rocks in it; Scott edged it and shaped it and we weeded it and voila a bed.

This corner is cold and damp. It spent the winter under plastic and a pile of dirt after the window to the right was replaced. The stuff under it was mouldy and black and slimy and just nasty. Lots of moss too. I think a couple of shrubs there died. So we hauled out all the yuck and edged.

Edged this whole thing, cut out the dead, weeded and stirred. It looks like a flowerbed now!

I just cant get enough of this Magnolia. I am really liking the pink ones Ive been seeing :)

The flower bed from the other end :)

Front Flower bed from side of house; We've a tonne of those yellow shrubs - Spirea. Got the name ahhahahahaha

One of the Bleeding hearts - now I have 2 white ones because the one from Lavinia survived the move.

I dunno what this is called but i like it. I hate that its RIGHT in front of a bedroom window and really close to the house.

Boxwood - We have 7. I always wanted one of these! One didnt survive the winter so we bought a replacement; it isnt the same of course lol

This pretty tree is in our front yard; I dont know what it is but its big and it has white flowers. they are all over the place here.

And it sits in the rock garden. I always said I would not put rocks in my garden but these ones here here when moved in so Other than moving them, they are staying. There are now some Hostas in this garden too...We lucked on on Freecycle and found a lady who was giving away 2 big hostas which we naturally made into 4 and brought home plus the curly leafed one from Lavinia which is the only one I took away out of the 16 I had collected SIGH starting over sucks.

The front of the house from the road...

Something I cannot ID - its about 5 inches high now.

Something else Ive no clue about. its a small tree, about as tall as me. There are 2 of them.

Thats the garden to now! Ive a couple more things to get and then we're kinda watching to see what happens :) We have 3 more things at Krista's to bring home from Lavinia Drive...

OH I CAN'T believe what the people who bought our house did - they CUT DOWN THE CLEMATIS!!!!!!
The Clematis grew on a trellis that we built and attached to the house, it was massive, growing up the trellis and back down again! Buddy CANNOT POSSIBLE know what he did when he cut it back to the ground - damned thing flowered on the old wood from the year before so he basically killed it. Cut it right to the ground. SHEEEIT I almost cried, I babied that thing for 3 years! If I had known he was gonna kill it I would have taken it with me!


Ali P said...

The red leafed perennial is an Astilbe. The frondy leafed trees look to be mountain ash of some sort (will get white flowers and then red berries if I am right).
The tree in the rock bed looks like a serviceberry....will get blueish berries if I am right. Its hard to tell from the photo.
Your hard work looks magnificent. Now fill those beds with some pretties! Some catmint as a groundcover with its silvery green leaves and purple flowers to fill in between shrubs? Or soapwort groundcover ? Or vinca? Some butterflybushes? Some clematises? A mock orange shrub placed where the fragrance will come in the windows? I dream of a well placed mock orange like Mom's/Nanny's (single flowers and highly fragrant)..........
Looks great babe!

nscropper said...

Looks fabulous. :)

onesillymama said...

Looks really good - you've put some nice work in to it.

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