Friday, May 3, 2013

Spring Time Fun

This spring I have had the fun working as my daughter's gardener.  It has been satisfying when people drive up to her house and say, "Beautiful yard!".  Hard not to get a puffed up attitude.  The Lord has blessed my efforts to keep her yard beautiful.
The front yard we started out with barren brick mail box.  I added 'Carolina' Jasmine on each side and replaced some lantana that had died over the winter.
Will show you later in the summer the results.

The front yard we planted some 'Kaleidoscope' Dwarf Abelia, it has been touch and go, but it has taken hold and will be great to show you when it is blooming. Great fragrance too.

We also planted violas and pansies for color in the beds. They have lasted until now. Getting ready to change out for petunias.

The back yard we put in 'Purple Hempstead' Verbena, with 'Mystic Spires' Blue Salvia, and Soft Pink Petunia, with some beautiful hanging baskets for one bed.

The Clemantis was on the corner wall, but we cleaned it up and put it on the Trellis.  It is beautiful seening the two varieties 'Henryi' and 'Barbara Jackman' together.
Will share with you as they fill out and I make some small changes as the summer progresses.  Yep, it has been a nice gift my daughter has given me.  It is nice to take time from research to work and meditate in a beautiful garden.

1 comment:

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

The soft colors are beautiful together. What a lovely place to be.