New Backyard Bed…

Apr 5, 2009

Ok, so I know I'm crazy, and it's completely masochistic, but I agreed to be on the White Rock Lake garden tour on May 17th...sigh. This means killing oneself in the garden for the next 6 weeks. This is a crazy time of year for me at work, so it's doubly hard in that regard. BUT, I knew if I said yes it would kick me in the pants to get all sorts of long awaited garden projects done.

Yesterday, thew new ornamental shade bed in the back yard:

Backyard_newbed2 Backyard_newbed


The bed runs the length of the West side of the yard, but is shade or dappled sun most of the day. Now I've got to fill this sucker up! Which will be no small feat, because it's huge. A couple of  Japanese maples will make their way into the planting as well as a sweet olive. We also used some of our leftover flagstone to built a pad around the shed so I have a nice place for my potting bench. Now, I'm off to work to hunt some plants...

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Jim/ArtofGardening.org
Apr 05, 2009
11:26 am

Beautiful back yard. Don’t stress too much for the garden tour. Having been on our tour for a bout a dozen years, gardeners are very forgiving and, even with a young bed, most can visualize what the intended look is. Non-gardeners (usually husbands being dragged along) will appreciate the work that goes into it. And they’ll all want to see what it looks like the following year.

cindee
Apr 05, 2009
3:04 pm

jodi (bloomingwriter)
Apr 05, 2009
5:02 pm

Hey, I think you’ll do great with your new project, based on what you have done so far. I want the pathway we can see on the left side of the photo…I covet having fieldstone pathways around my place. Maybe one day….

Leslie Halleck
Apr 05, 2009
5:34 pm

Heather L.
Apr 05, 2009
9:43 pm

Wow- that looks great! I can’t wait to see pictures of the progress in bed filling. You are one motivated girl. I garden in raised beds too and love them. I actually just planted my peas today so I am 6 weeks behind you it looks like.
Heather

Carolyn
Apr 19, 2009
8:06 pm

I’m with Jim - your garden looks wonderful already and it’s great to see that other gardeners have works in progress as well.

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