December 08, 2010

Good Morning

It is a cold morning,  having a nice first cup of coffee and thinking of my future garden design for spring. We've just moved into our newly acquired Geodesic dome house that sits on a country 1/2 acre. The property has very little landscaping but does have 3 large beautiful trees in front.  One Maple and two  Sweet Gum. I will be able to plan for a nice shade garden. The back gets mostly sun with some shade. All the other places I've lived didn't afford much opportunity for shade plants. I've been gardening since 1997 and have always had small spaces. So this one will be a challenge, but exciting. I wanted a nice wrought iron fence to go around the front of the property but cost was a big factor so we decided on a living fence with an antique gate. Since we moved here so late in the season I've only planted one side so far, a row of Elaeagnus shrubs. I also planted 2 white Natchez Crepe Myrtles in front of the fence and added a cornerstone (so to speak) of a double pink Knockout rose. I will try to post before and after photos of the fence as it progresses.
Row of Elaeagnus


Sweetgum trees


Elaeagnus
Crepe Myrtles and Elaeagnus

This is how large one Knockout Rose can get. 
It is from my previous home.

December 07, 2010

Getting Started

Shade area of yard. It was full of thorny
vines and weeds when we moved here.
I've started a compost pile here.

Bird houses that came with the house.

Bird feeder and Junipers

Cardinal under patio furniture.

Iris bed for now. These will be
moved in the future.

My garden buddy.

Geodesic Dome Home

As you can see, I need some landscaping around the house.

Past Gardens and New Beginnings

Voodoo Child iris

Milk Chocolate daylily

Parade of Peacock daylily

Dawn Redwood tree with white iris

Front flower bed with camellia, White Ruffles
 azalea, hostas, Full Tide iris and coral bells


Newberry Festival daylily


Gypsy Romance iris with purple salvia

Decadence iris

Abraham Darby David Austin rose

Crazy for You iris

Double Delight rose. This one smells wonderful.
Another shot of Double Delight rose
Silverado iris








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