from the back door-
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The new garden continues to grow, a little faster than we can manage! Here's a glimpse of new plantings...
tomatoes and sugar snap peas in pots
multiflora rose and houseplants (orchid cactus?)
We had two sections of fence built in some prime locations in the garden. One spot was behind the house where we had taken out all of the large overgrown shrubbery/vines/trees. The other spot was between the vegetable garden and the street. The fences are all cedar. They made a pretty big impact right away...
taking out the existing chainlink...
bringing in the new...6' stockade
for the front we got 5' spaced stockade
our resident catbird watches the fences go up. he's hard to see- all gray- right in the middle. though he's hard to spot, he's easy to hear.
Unleashing the VIBRANT colors of spring. We discover what exactly is growing in our garden... azaleas in pink and red
flowering dogwood, Cornus florida
common lilac, Syringa vulgaris
invasive olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis
bridal wreath spirea
This goldenchain tree, Laburnum x watereri, is unfortunately not on our property, but is on the next street over.
beautybush, Kolkwitzia amabilis
red roses, pink spirea and purple irises
on the top is spirea, on the bottom, gas plant