Monday, February 25, 2008

New Flower Bed

We had lovely early-spring weather this past weekend, so we got out and dug up a new flower bed along the newest section of fence. Here Sprout models the latest addition to our landscape:
In the front I planted Daylillies from Keeley, Lavender bushes from my mom,a couple of Coral Bells and 8 "Jersey King" asparagus roots. The back row is entirely blueberries, all different varieties. We planted 5 of them, and have two more still to go once we finish working a few more loads of nice dirt from our pile into the far end of their bed.

It seems a little wierd, after last summer's obsessive focus on establishing a lawn, to be out there digging up our sod! But most of all, it feels good to be out in the sunshine with a shovel again. :)

5 comments:

Ericson said...

The yards looking great. We're in the planning stages. I know what I want to plant all over the yard, but Nick wants a detailed diagram to reign in my flights of fancy. I just found out about some huge landscaping place near here so I'm sure I'll be out there some time this week making notes.

Keeley said...

I'm so glad those daylilies went to a good cause. I planted all of my herbs in the area where I dug them out, and the daffies are coming in all around the rosemary and thyme...I love Spring. Addie, I;ll give you a call about starts soon- maybe this weekend...

addie said...

I think the daylillies are really going to work out well in their new spot. They have lots of room to spread out & fill in so I shouldn't have to dig or divide them for several years. This weekend won't work for me for planting, we'll be going to Moira's b-day party on sunday - of course, maybe we'll see you there!

Dan said...

the place is looking great. I will be pouring a slab for my sauna soon! I also am looking for some compost for my garden, any suggestions?

addie said...

Wow Dan, that's great! I look forward to trying out your sauna when it's done.

As close as you are to Twin Sisters mushroom farm, you might be able to get a deal on some compost from them. Mushroom farms tend to go through a lot of it...