Well, the garden is waking up nicely so I thought we would take a little look around. It occurred to me this year that so far, Jamie and I have done a pretty good job of keeping blooms in the garden. First the Irises bloom and as they fade the roses start and as they are beginning to fade the daylilies are starting to bloom. We didn’t plan it that way but it turns out really nicely. The picture below is probably the last iris that will be blooming this spring.
The shrubs and flowers are growing in nicely around the statuary. I believe we can tastefully place two or maybe three more statues in the garden. I’m looking for my ever elusive dragon. I’ve found many versions of him, but not the exact one I want. Maybe another goddess or two, like Jamie says, we don’t want it to look ‘like a concrete truck threw up in the back yard.’ He’s so funny…
From the first time we saw Phillip’s weeping buddleia I’ve wanted one. Being the generous gardener that he is, he made sure we had one for our garden. This is the first bloom it has produced. I can’t wait until it’s as large as the one in his garden. We are going to enjoy this plant for many years to come. Phillip and Michael have been such wonderful friends to us since we met them.
The lawn is filling up fast with Dichondra, now that I know what it is I can hopefully get it under control. The grass paths still look nice in the garden and it’s finally filled in around the stepping stones. This was all bare soil 2 years ago.
This is Anthony Waterer's second year in our garden. The blooms are such a beautiful color. This plant was mid-summer sun fried plant we got for a dollar. Amazing what a little TLC can do.
I love the way this back area turned out. Every time I walk thru here I remember the horrible blisters Jamie got on his hands digging up all this grass. He did the little center bed and the bed to the left all in two days. That’s over 350 square feet of thick tough grass he dug up people, all by himself.
Well, the sun is starting to set and it’s getting too dark for picture taking. I’ll leave you with this last shot. One day the privet will grow and the neighbor’s houses will be veiled by pretty variegated foliage.