Sunday, September 28, 2008

Another Busy Weekend

This weekend was a busy one. I created and finished up on my new Iris bed. I am not sure I like it and I think I will re do the bed next weekend. I made two trips to the dump for more mulch, finished laying mulch down in the new backyard garden, gave my new lawn mower a tune up, and rebuilt the broken door casing.

Here are some new pictures of the new flower bed in the back. Its not done yet and the plants will not be planted until I decide that I really like the layout. I think I may just leave them potted up and put them in garage for the winter and plant them next April.

The larger plants in the front are milkweed, candle stick, and cigar plant. These will be moved out to another spot but right now they are still small and will not block the view of the other plants.

The main layout will be Lantana, Turks Cap, Red Saliva, Lady in Pink Saliva, and Pine Apple Sage. I then will look for some sort of vine to climb the trellis that can take part shade and noon to 5 PM west sun. I will also be repotting all of the smaller pots.

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  1. Weekends are always busy for gardeners. I can tell you enjoy your yard and garden. It is where I spend a great deal of my time too.

  2. Be sure to give that candlestick plant plenty of room as they get quite big.

    Have you considered the native coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) for your site? It'll take the afternoon sun and gives beautiful blooms in spring up to early summer.