I have a vision but I’m not exactly sure I have the skills to carry it off. As ascertained yesterday I know veggies and grow them well. Flowers, well not so much. Continue reading
I am too excited to wait for Sunday to post these photos so I changed the name from Sunday snapshots to spring snapshots.
The weather was awesome today so finally the Continue reading
My plan was for a photo blog today of the incredible display of crocuses the pasture has to offer this year. I will be delaying that because Mother Nature just didn’t cooperate with my time line and the crocuses are still Continue reading
Good things come to those that wait or so I like to believe. This is the second time we have lucked into greenery for our yard just by being in the right place at the right time.
Our central garden area has been designed for a few years and most of the hard landscaping has been done except for the stone path. What we have lacked is actual plant material other than a stellar crop of weeds.
This year early in the spring we were given some irises and lilies and so started the process of filling in spaces. It’s a big area and we need a lot of plants. We’ve got a copy of Sara William’s “Prairie Xeriscape” and have a list of species we think will do well out here.
Friends of ours just bought a home in an old established neighbourhood and are extending the driveway and putting in a landing at the front of the house. Lucky us, for the time and energy, all of their established plants became ours. It was heavily weed infested but at least a large number of the plants were on our list.
It was tough physical labour getting as much root as possible on every plant. We left one rose behind because the Manchurian elm was bigger than the bush. We took so much the back of the truck was full and yet their front yard didn’t look that stripped. There is a peony plant that is huge!
Once we arrived home it was decision time. South side, north side or on the west side. Put those two together, add what in between. By the time we finished we were working by the truck headlights and atill have 2 bags of lilies to divide and plant today. There are three plants that I am doubtful whether or not they will survive and they are the peony, the clematis and the beautiful hydrangea.
Now we just have to re establish their roots, mulch and add a “few” more plants. It will be next June before we can tell how well they all did but we will keep watering and hope that winter isn’t too harsh on them.
In the blogging world there are two Thursday options it seems — throw back Thursday or things I love Thursday. I have yet to do the Continue reading
I would be the first to admit that I lack a flowering green thumb. Now I grow many a Continue reading
The snow has let up a bit and the sky now has a pink tinge to it but the digging out still has to occur. Early this am I received a photo from a young friend who recently relocated to Seattle. It was a beautiful Continue reading
I have to admit that I have a couple of addictions Continue reading