Backyard Garden

The garden is done (at least until I buy more plants), the dirt is half gone, and I am pooped out!   I planted the last couple of plants this morning, and took some pictures of the finished product.  The backyard definitely looks 100x better, but I don’t know if that’s saying much because it was probably about a 1 on a 1-10 scale before the garden.

So here are some the plants I put in:

some astilbe and bright green sedum (suggested by my mom) which look really nice together and some baby coreopsus – i think that’s what is was called.  They are just babies right now but will grow really quickly.

A couple of hydrangeas called “blushing bride” that will have really pretty light pink/cream colored flowers.  This one is just starting to get some flowers on it.

I thought these rhodendrons were really pretty, and they will have tons of flowers next spring and stay green all year long.

Here is the somewhat finished garden… it’s still a little empty but will fill in as the summer goes on.  I planted a bunch of hostas (just the roots) that should come up in the next couple of weeks.  I don’t know how well it will work, but I thought it was worth a try!

The roots look a little creepy… but that’s how they came out of the bag.

I have one final photo from our front yard of our rose bush that’s blooming.  It has so many bright pink blooms that I just had to include it with the gardening theme.

Hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful spring weather!

ps  the picture at the top is one of our peony buds!  they are about to pop open, but i thought it was so cool to see all the layers that will be petals in a couple of days.



Filed under backyard, gardening, hosta, hydrangea, peony

4 responses to “Backyard Garden

  1. As always, Ms. Anne, GORGEOUS! Bravo! Loving it! Keep up your awesome blog work! Can’t wait to get mine revamped :) xoxo

  2. thanks savannah! it has been a lot of work, but i’m so happy to have it done. now if we could just get some grass to grow. :) i’m excited for your blog changes too!

  3. Hey Anne! Look at all the work you’ve done! I can’t wait until we can plant some pretty flowers around our place – we’re still working on reviving the recently unearthed patio. :/ But those flowers are gorgeous! I can’t wait to see them all filled out a little – your backyard looks about 100x better now than it did before! :) Keep up the great work!

  4. thanks chelsea! i think it will look a lot better when the grass comes in too. we planted shade grass so we’ll see how that goes. i can’t wait to see your patio- you can always add flower beds later or even just pots of annuals on the patio later this summer.

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