Monday, June 23, 2008

Step This Way...


The garden tour continues. My friend, Anne, asked to see more photos of my gardens. Happy to oblige I went outside to take photos. Came inside and couldn't believe my eyes. My poor neighbors...it took photos for me to see the weeding that needed to be done. I deleted those photos and got to work. I see I still missed a few weeds, but they are violets and I feel they deserve a fair chance at surviving as they are pretty. Good excuse for me not wanting to bend one more time. This garden path is on the opposite side of my yard as the previous. Seems I was for "Going Green" before it was trendy. The stepping stones are recycled from when I had the front sidewalk re-done. The planters on the left of the photos...empty at the moment...are another free find from the shopping center. They will be filled with impatiens to add a bit of color to all this green. It's a tricky area to plant as it is full shade and the ground is saturated with tree roots. I filled it with different varieties of hostas, coral bells (which you can't see in this photo), sedum and hydrangea. It really needs to be mulched, but it will do for now. I won't be bending anytime soon due to the weeding and the generosity of my neighbor. Yes, my neighbor is a landscaper and gave me three million new plants this past weekend. I have been on a gardening frenzy. My body HATES me. Usually it is the other way around.

11 comments:

Kristii Lockart said...

Beautiful Denise!! I have sooo much weeding to do!! You inspire me!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Love those hostas.

Michelle Charlotte said...

Pretty garden!

Jenn said...

Denise, you garden is beautiful! I actually filled my pots in front of my house with flowers this weekend! I can't believe i waited this long.

walesk said...

wow! look at all that green. it's awesome! I wish I had a garden... but if I did I would probably be brown cuz I'm no good with plants LOL

karen akaliz said...

it is gorgeous! can't wait to see the pics scrapped on some june SC kit papers!

that is funny...my body hates me...you're a hoot!

rmeyfe said...

I love your path!! Very pretty garden!!

vtpuggirl said...

LOL at your last comment Denise. I love your garden! Definitely give the pretty weeds a chance!

mom2ee said...

I am in awe...I'll come cook your crawfish if you make my garden green and lush....oh, forget it, i'll just come cook the crawfish :)

Anonymous said...

I say good for you... let the voilets live! What a pretty shade garden. I love it all! Coral bells are also a favorit, that victorian garden feel with the hostas. I keep telling myself that when the youngest is around three I can seriously garden again with my little helpers so for now I am way lax about weeding... stone walls save my poor neighbors. and the farmer's road between us! Sounds like you have wonderful neighbors... free plants. Hummm need some pain relief? Bending is not an option I take it.
Thank you for sharing :-)
Anne aka anniescraps

Larajc said...

Very beautiful. I love your yard. Remember that I would love your help with mine next! LOL