Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I have started working in the garden now I have the house a little organized. I went to our local plant sale on Sat. and bought a bunch of flowers plus one lady sells old antique garden items. I bought 3 hosta leaves made in plaster - one large and 2 smaller. They were all she had. They were new not old. Gardening in a lot of shade I love hostas big and small. I placed the cement ones by some hostas emerging near our back shed.Nothing grows there except weeds so we just put hostas and bark there and now these stones will dress it up a bit.

I bought a metal twig basket to go on our table - just a change. I always have a plant of some kind on there so will fill this up also.

We have been fighting on one side of our house trying to grow grass every year and worked so hard on it last year then decided if it didn't grow I would have to get a new landscape plan but it was a large space. Well to my amazement when I walked around there it was all green with just a few bare spots. I have seeded them and am watering them everyday. I was so excited to see grass. The other side that usually has grass with just a few spots that we always have to fill in has less grass then usual. Go figure.
I took some "before" pics of parts of my garden. We live on a 6 house wooded court and our lot is very wide in the back but shallow and the whole back of the house is a deck with different levels. I mention my garden on the deck and people look at me like what is she tallking about so I too a pic of it. It will be cleared of weeds and impatience will go in there.


Plays with Needles said...

I love the mushroom!!!!!!

maggi said...

Your garden looks lovely.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

If this is a 'before' picture, I can't imagine what you will do to improve it. To me it looks wonderful as is!!

Allison Ann Aller said...

What a shady and heavenly retreat you have created here, Freda!