Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Season of Sales

I stopped at a local plant nursery on my way home from work last Thursday. Just to look around i told myself. Then I stumbled upon the clearance area. Here is what I bought.

umbrella plant
astilbe color flash
a. delft lace
a. erica
a. unknown
Sensitive fern
Royal fern
Burgundy lace fern
corydalis chocolate stars
c. berry exciting
Heuchera lemon chiffon
h. encore
h. rosalie
h. burnished bronze
h. chocolate ruffles
white epimedium
pink epidmedium
dwarf solomons seal
clematis barbara harrington
anna belle hydrangea
jap iris agoga kujuo
pulmonaria raspberry ice
tiarella spring symphony
t. pink bouquet
echinacea double delight
trycertis lightning strike

In all I walked out with 50 plants. Mostly one gallon size. Guess how much. $38.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Garden Spaces

This is my freshly tilled new bed for my 09 iris orders. I have over 200 coming. I'm not sure what the measurements are but its around 40x40 feet I'm guessing. I will be adding another further back in the yard as well.

Here are the new shade areas I have to work with. I plan to do some raised beds in here and put in lots of hostas, hellebores, astilbe, heuchera, bulbs, etc.

We are ripping out these shrubs to put in Rhododendrons, azaleas and other shade plants. I would love to attract lots of birds to this window too.

You can see some plants just waiting to be planted. These are just some of the plants that made the trip from NC this past spring.

This is my mothers little fountain that she has been working on. Right now its just kinda sitting there but once we get some landscaping on that little hill it should fit in nicely.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

It's Cherry Time

The cherry crop is huge this year. One of the biggest we have had in this area. These are sweets. They will be starting harvest this week in most areas.

Here are some Montmorency tart cherries.