Backyard Bed Continued…

Apr 6, 2009

Ok so I got some partial planting done yesterday. The large weeping tree that hasn't leafed out yet is a weeping mulberry that I pulled out of the front yard a couple of weeks ago. It was so established and well rooted in that by the time I got it out (quite the sight) I pretty much had to butcher the root system. Figured it was a lost cause. But after looking at it yesterday, I noticed it was trying to leaf out and all the wood is still green. So what the heck...mulberrys are tough so I'm going to see if I can't get it to root back out. It would look pretty cool there if it did. Think happy thoughts for the mulberry, lol.

Also planted a few groups of background shrubs, some Japanese Aralia, Variegated Pittosporum and some 'Spring Bouquet' Viburnum. Also a wonderful Sweet Olive at the end of the bed and an Oakleaf Hydrangea. I'll be planting another right next to the patio. Dropped a handful of perennials in the ground, some 'So Sweet' Hosta, Autumn Fern, Heuchera, Dwarf Acanthus and a few transplanted Iris. Planted a beautiful Japanese Maple 'Oshi Beni'. There will be lots more planting to do in the next couple of weeks...



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Rod Dreher
Apr 06, 2009
11:43 pm

I hate you and your beautiful backyard garden! Man, is that gorgeous! Just you wait till yer chickens peck it to death. Bwahahahaha!

Leslie Halleck
Apr 07, 2009
10:39 am

Thanks, I hate you too….LOL…It’s definitely a work in progress, but getting there. I chatted Julie about you guys coming over for a hang after Easter. And yes, the chickens have already started their campaign of destruction! Actually, I was kind of waiting to wake up to dead chickens after they got into the rhubarb leaves yesterday (poisonous…), but no, they’re still kicking! Needless to say, we will be building a chicken corral.

Apr 19, 2009
8:08 pm

Great plant choices.

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