Friday, June 6, 2008

Garden Shots

Random shot taken Tuesday, before the rain--and before I planted a car-full of new plants, in the pouring rain. What better time to plant? The new ones are doing very well, and don't even seem to realize they've been transplanted. I got very wet, but I dry and the plants do great. I'm fortunate in that I don't have to step into the gardens to plant, although it was a bit of a stretch for some of them (and my bad knee has been talking to me about it ever since, as in, "What were you thinking!").

Daffodil tops definitely need to be pulled, but I like the combination of the lamb's ear and roses. The lavender is wild this year, all plants sending up great long flower spikes. It's not quite in bloom, but should flower in the coming week.

The red spirea bushes started life as tiny little starts in 1-cup containers. They cost $1.17 each in 2000. But baby, look at them now!

The oriental poppies I started from seed in the early 90's continue to bloom every year. I'd like to move them because they are not in the best place to show to advantage, and often fall over the walk. yeah, I know--I should stake them.

More pics tomorrow--the computer was balky tonight.


City Mouse said...

Your property is gorgeous! I love the way you have planted it ... and my favorite finish on the outside of the house - I love board & batten. Looks like Spring is heading into Summer nicely there!

Granny Sue said...

I will have to post pictures of what it looked like when we moved in, citymouse. Believe me, it was not pretty. Time and effort can make a lot of difference!

The board siding was cut from timber on our property. Our neighbor had a sawmill and he cut some timber from the place just before we bought it. Then we bought back the boards! I think he came out the best on that deal, although we got some great, tough siding.

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