Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Beauty and the Beast... of Garden Maintenance!

Summer Temps are beginning to bring out more fauna and flora in the yard





Asiatic Lillies - very tropical looking...





Found out from a landscaper meeting with my neighbor next door that these are a type of Spirea bushes. They look nothing like the long wispy branches of white "baby's breath" variety of spirea I had in Charlotte!!





This 20 foot bed of hostas is gorgeous. I love it. It backs up to the screened porch (yes...that still has the winter plastic on it...hesitant to take it off because of what the winds might do to the porch contents...I'm new here....lol)




I thought that my Saint Francis would give it an even more peaceful look. Not much rain and no really hot temps lately are not helping my impatience to get a jump start...



the path to the back gate is filled with a fern forest on the left and a wall of spirea on the right. we have a lot of cutting back and trim work to do after summer, now that we are seeing what everything is...




Can you see the sidewalk to our front porch somewhere in there??????





It is just about overgrown with foliage reaching out...almost like making your feet "run the gauntlet" without being grabbed hostage by HOSTAS!!! More work and splitting and transplanting... but the Pee Gee Hydrangea tree is filling out.



Can't Wait to get some more of these beautiful blooms . (*last Fall's bounty)





These roses are so leggy. The mini-pinks hadn't even bloomed at this point. They all need a trip to the barber for a good trim...




The Weigela has just about finished with it's blooms, and the hummingbirds will now have to find another source for energy. It was so fun to watch them while it lasted. This too, will need to be shaped before next season.  If you look closely you will see a VERY DEAD pine tree in the background. We are looking for someone who can come and take it down before it does so on it's own, right on our house!!!!


Enough Yard entries for today's Garden Journaling...

Hugs to all dropping by. Have a wonderful Tuesday. (I figured out the way to do spacing!!!!)




We LOVE you Justin. God BLESS you muchly. Keep On 1/2...











5 comments:

joyfulinhispresence said...

Everything looks so pretty at your house, Julie. I know you must feel like you are being overrun with some things, but once you are able to do the trimming back and doing the separating and replanting that you want to do next spring will be absolutely gorgeous!

Congratulations on figuring out the spacing. I'm pretty sure I figured out the video uploading ...mostly what I figured out is that it is going to cost money...which I will not invest. I'm going to double check with someone else I know who does WordPress and see if I am correct.

Theresa said...

Some of my favorites are in your yard! I LOVE ferns, we have wild ones in our woods and along the egdes! The hostas are just about the prettiest greens to have:) Your walkways are soooo sweet, I would like to step on each stone and tap, tap, tap at your door! Someday, I will meet you face to face and hug to hug! Stay safe Justin, you are always in my prayers!

Beth said...

Your gardens are really pretty, Julie. Hope you are learning about all the wonderful things that you can grow here, despite the very, very cold and the very, very hot!
I don't think you've experienced the very, very cold if you have only been here for one IA winter...last winter was a piece of cake!
Beth

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