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Monday, May 26, 2008

Garden Pictures, As Promised!

 


The lilies are really beautiful this year!  Here are the pictures I wanted to share:


 



This is to the left of the front door.  When we moved in, this entire area was a flower bed and there was no bed to the right of the door.  For Mother's Day last year, we moved the pavers to create a waved bed all the way across the front and down the right side of the house.  My gift was the mini rosebush in the left of the picture and the $39.00 worth of sod remnants used to sod the remainder.  Notice the grass is still not fully green.  We haven't been watering enough-our water here is crazy high!


 



This is the same bed, but from the front porch.  The only thing I added here is the monkey grass.  It is really getting thick.  Time to spread it out.  Later in the summer, a thick ground cover comes up that looks a little like phlox, but has bigger flowers in all different colors-white, pink, orange, yellow and red.



This is on the right side of the house, taken from the front porch.  Very  pretty burgundy lilies.



These are a yellow, orange and pink combination.  Very  pretty.  I prefer the burgundy, but these are beautiful, especially in the photos.


 


There are still quite a few bare spots, but I think it looks pretty good.  I look forward to adding to the work the previous home owners did.  I would love to add some white azalea bushes, more hostas and a crepe myrtle.  Down the right side, I'd like to add a couple of  boxwoods and some hostas. 


Next year I'll have to separate the lilies and spread them out.  I also have orange daylilies at the mail box.  No pictures since they haven't bloomed yet.  They need to be thinned out badly.  I will add those down the left side of the house.  That side is nearly full sun, and has no flower bed yet.  That's the plan for next spring!  For right now, I have planters with tomato plants, pepper plants and a couple of watermelon plants on that side.


It's really funny to look at this and think about how 'not green' my thumb is!    It looks like I'm a garden slave!  NOT! 


 


 


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