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Friday, April 16, 2010

ART me in the Garden.........Soon come

Since I promised new pictures of the garden, I took a moment yesterday to wander around and check on progress.  It looks like it's going to be a race as to who blooms first.....will it be the foxgloves, peonies or clematis.  I also have two roses showing some color and lots of of iris as well......the anticipation may well get the best of me!
This is an adirondack chair that I rescued from the road to provide a frame for my Jude the Obscure rose and Anemones- it also has Foxgloves, Creeping Jenny and Iris's to keep it company. 

I think I'll only have to wait another month or so for my Hydrangeas- it's worse than waiting for Christmas EVER was!

Here is phase one of our dry creek- I took the picture standing on what will eventually be the bridge once I get the other half dug.  We ran out of rocks..........oh and we're waiting for rain to check low spots before we finish the "bed" with sand and pebbles- but you can at least get the idea of what it will look like.....

This head of Diana was the first piece of sculpture I ever bought- well actually the second, I had to buy her TWICE as the first one got stolen from our garden.  I like to hope it was a prank, but I've had other pieces of garden art stolen as well.  Now she "lives" well away from the street.

Peony nestled in with my Cinco de Mayo rose- oh I can't wait!

Jackmanni Clematis getting ready to do her thing.....


This is one of six heirloom tomatoes we planted last week- it's called a Mortgage Lifter- I've heard that it's the best tomato you'll ever taste!  We also have started seeds for squash, beans, chard, cukes, watermelon and japelenos.....again; I CAN'T wait!
So, that's what's up in the garden, I think the next time I take pictures there will be a LOT more color to share!
Cheers and Happy Friday!
Stephanie

8 comments:

Tara Dillard said...

Your dry stream bed is ALREADY fabulous.

Can't wait to walk in your garden AND house !!

Ugh, we are already concerned with rain.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Healing Woman said...

I've planted Mortgage Lifters before and they are very good tasting. I also planted Heirloom cherokees -7 of them. Very excited about my garden too. Love the dry creek.

Happy Gardening~

Yvonne said...

I'm not much of a gardener, but I am an admirer of those who are. Gorgeous, Stephanie!

priti.lisa said...

I love backyards like this...mine is kinda nice too, but yours is absolutely incredible! I love that you have a blue house, I always wanted a house that exact shade of blue. Looks perfect with all of the green...can't wait to see more. xox

Felicia Kramer said...

I'm so jealous - your garden is way ahead of mine here in Michigan. Our earliest plants and trees are just starting to bloom. I get just as giddy as you - I go out every day and check to see what progress there's been ... Can't wait!

luthien said...

wow my fren!!! looking good looking good!! i love gardens in temperate countries ... they are so varied, and the spring flowers are the most beautiful :) all we have here are leaves!! big big leaves!! LOL!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thank you for the garden update. Yours is stunning. You may come here any time and rework my full shade garden. I love your designs and the way you have the garden planted.

That dry bed is coming along nicely. Good thought to wait for rain to see what needs tweaking. As for Diana's head, I fear it's the wave of garden art. If it's not embedded in concrete, it has a chance of going missing. Sad commentary on the world, but it's as true in Kansas as it is where you live. I'm glad you have learned to keep all precious art in the back.

Magpie said...

I loved seeing your garden! I am a little behind on my blog visits, but I'm glad I didn't miss this one. Your yard is gorgeous!! I'm jealous that you are so far ahead climate-wise, but I have to practice patience...

I love peonies; we have 10 peonies between the house and driveway, and they have gotten powdery mildew the last 2 years. Right now they are coming up beautifully and even have buds, but I am almost certain they will succumb to the mildew later on :(( In reading about it, I've discovered that now may be the time to put a fungicide on them, before the ugly stuff shows up. I may try that...

Keep posting pictures of your garden!