Saturday, May 30, 2009

Our New Flower Garden-3

Our flower garden grew again and is no longer circular. It is definitely still a work in progress but is coming along quite nicely. I went plant shopping the other day and got a yellow knockout rose, a pink knockout rose, and a stargazer lilly. The blooms on the lilly are so georgous. I took a picture of some blooms on the knockout roses too because the little buds that are getting ready to bloom are so tiny and cute. My neighbor gave me two elephant ear bulbs that I planted yesterday. We should see them starting to grow in a week or so. The remainder of our backyard still needs some work. We plan on just mulching the whole thing to give it a uniform look and hide the bare ground, we have about a half dozen stumps to remove, grass seed to plant at the bottom of the hill between the garden and the deck. We also need to figure out something to do at the very top of the hill in the back. It is hard to plant anything back there because it is almost all stone. I am thinking of getting wildflower seeds and spreading them up there just so it won't be bare. We also rearranged our deck and patio and have lots more deck space now and are putting the patio to good use with the table, grill, and sidewalk chalk :-). It is already feeling a little cozier out our back door, which is a great thing since we are spending way more time out there than inside lately. Thank God for His wonderful creation including the ground we live on. We are trying to make the most out of our little piece of it.


Victoria said...

The flower pictures are gorgeous ... I still keep thinking I want to plant some roses but had thought it was too late ... I am glad to hear that someone else is also just getting around to planting.

{ jamie's cottage } said...

Lookin' good!

Debbie said...

Good luck with your flower garden. It is a lot of work but will have a wonderful payoff when it all grows in.

For the rocky area, you might want to consider ivy. It is very hardy and makes excellent ground cover. It does need watering at first, but with all the rain we've been having you should have success in getting it started.

I found your blog through Jamie of Rose Cottage