Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Aren't they cute

Dogs and their master.

Nursery Update

Almost all of our sticks now have leaves. The poplars have the bigger rounder leaves, the hybrid willows have the longer leaves and the new sticks are some burning bush plants that I just received last week.

Pretty Flowers

This is my prettiest bed in the yard. I still don't know what those pretty purple flowers are, but they are blooming like crazy.

The Fence

Mike started putting up the fence around the yard on Sunday. I can't wait to plant stuff around all the posts. If we don't get rain soon, I am just going to spend all of the daylight hours watering all these plants that we have planted. Yesterday we got some more of the irrigation system completed so that I have more spickets in the yard so I don't have to drag 200 ft of water hose around the yard. Talk about a work out.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


When we picked out our azaleas yesterday, they were just mixed up and most didn't have tags, so I had to go online to find out which varieties we ended up with. So I know we got formosas (pink), Gerbing (white), George Taber (Light pink with dark pink centers, Judge Solomon (salmon), Red Formosa (dark pink), and there was only one pink ruffle.

Monday, April 5, 2010


We made a trip back to our favorite wholesale nursery today and found some Azaleas on their "trash" pile. We got the rest of the color for the flower beds on the back of the house (I'll post pictures once I have the beds mulched) and 50 Azaleas to plant out by the drive. I also got 2 really pretty Fox Gloves.

The Chair Project

We found this idea in a magazine that Mom gave me. You take an old chair and take the seat out of it, replace with chicken wire and line so that it will hold soil and then plant flowers. So we went to Round Top this weekend on a treasure hunt. We set an upper limit for a junky chair and you can't believe how hard it was to find a chair in our range. Evidently everyone who sells junky chairs saw that same magazine article, because they were advertising these types of chairs as "Garden Chairs". We found this one chair, Mike and Mo are so proud.

Friday, April 2, 2010


I dug up a small bunch of the daylillies and brought them from the other house. The other probably 75 of these came from my good friend Karen. It took me almost all day to get them planted and mulched.

Hotel for ........Birds

We built a little bird sanctuary. Mike fixed it so I could hang all my bird feeders and hummingbird feeders from it and we put a big bird house on top. I planted sunflowers around the pole and then wildflowers in the rest of the bed. I put dill, rosemary and parsley around the edges. The herbs are butterfly attractants. I hope all those seeds come up.

One Corner Done

This is how all of the plants that I got came together. I dug up the plants around the front edge of this bed from the old house. They are my "grandma plants". They came from my grandmothers yard after she passed away.

The Finishing Touch

While we were at Home Depot buying plumbing supplies, I wondered over to the garden center and decided what color I wanted to add to my flowerbeds to finish them off. These are the plants that I chose. I have zinnias, feather grass, and four different colors of superbells, I don't know what the little silver plants with the pink flowers are, but I thought they were interesting so I bought them.

Sprinkler System

Mike has been working all week on the sprinkler system. Mo helped drag pipes too. Almost all the pipes have been buried and we have pipes sticking up everywhere.