S: How Our Garden Grows
BC: Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden, you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impuse to get up and pull a weed. ------Lewis Gannit
FC: How Our Garden Grows | 2 0 0 5 | 2 0 1 1
1: So, plant your own garden and decorate your soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
2: In May of 2005, construction began for our hew home
3: November 2005
4: 2006 | Spring Yard | Brought in 5 loads of topsoil, took soil samples, fertilized, & spread tons of grass seed....
5: Summer Yard
6: 2006 October | Front Yard: Kousa Dogwood, October Glory Maples, & Red Sunset Maples, | Side Front Yard: 2 River Birch Clumps, Kwanzan Cherry Tree, Yellow Butterfly Magnolia, & Appalachia Redbud
7: We planted our first trees. | Back Side: October Glory & Red Sunset Maples, Raintree, Sweet Bay Magnolia, 2 Pin Oaks
8: 2007 | We made a retaining wall in front of porch, filled with topsoil and 2 junipers, 5 Nandinas, 5 spireas, & 3 Knock out Roses. Planted Liroipe along walk and added a Nicole Clematis along lamppost.
9: We purchased a concrete fountain and surrounded it with Knock Out Roses and Stella d' Oros. We enclosed it with small bricks and frog hose runners.
10: We made a flower bed under the stairs to fill in the dirt bed. Larry made a water fountain from an antique water pump and we added some maritime items we had picked up in New England . Planted ivy and edged with liropie.
11: Looks like a new flower bed in the works....
12: Hummingbirds Come To Our Garden!
14: MOONFLOWER VINE | SOME OF MY FAVORITE PLANTS FOR 2008 | Moonflower Vine | Peach Verbena & Varigated Sage
15: Rooguchi Clematis | Peppermint Rose
16: We made a hillside garden and planted 2 15' Tulip Poplars | 10 Cleveland Pear Trees, 20 Burning Bushes, & 10 Forsythias planted across back fence row.
17: We made a living area on the deck, adding urns with ivy topiaries, & an antique fence and lights to the gazebo | One of our sunsets
18: ICE STORM 1-27-09
20: Tamukeyama Japanese Maple
21: Planted: Nishiki Willow, | Black Lace Elderberry, & Angel Eyes Hydrangea
22: Trumpet Plant | Sunshine Blue
23: Yellow Datura | Fairy Rose | Butterfly Magnolia | Moonflower Vine
24: "One is nearer in God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on Earth." Dorothy Frances Gurney
25: Our Garden Shed
26: Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. Henry Ward Beecher | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
27: New fountain and rock edging for the gazebo
28: New Projects
30: "Where flowers bloom so does hope." Lady Bird Johnson
31: Nothing Is So Beautiful | As a Garden
32: Jan.29,2010 16" Snow
34: Feb.9, 2010 4" Snow
36: Front & Sides of house
38: New Flower Bed
40: Back Yard
41: Hillside Garden
43: New Water Line | New Fountain | Fall Colors
44: 8 Dogwood Trees | Crimson KingMaples | 2 Prairiefire Crapapples | Appalachia Redbud | Seven Son
45: New Plants | 2 Tulip Poplars | Japanese Maple | 23 Leyland Cypress | Bloodgood Japanese Maple
46: Echinacea | Big Sky Sunrise | Meringue | Pink Double Delight | Pica Bella
47: Vines | Sweet Autumn Clematis | Earnest Markham Clematis | Passion Flower Vine | Warsaw Nike Clematis | Will Goodwin Clematis | Pink Honeysuckle | Miss Bateman
48: "All the flowers of all the tomorrows... | Limelight Hydrangea | Incrediball Hydrangea | Angel Eyes Hydrangea | Japanese Maple | Cockscomb
49: ...are in the seeds of today." Joshua | Cockscomb | Missouri Primrose | Hibiscus
50: Hope never dies within a real Gardener's heart.
51: Red Torch Lily | President Cannas | Nanho Butterfly Bush | Swamp Hibiscus | Lemon Punch Canna
54: Edging | New
55: Stone Steps | New | Projects
56: 2 New Arbors
57: Lattice Screen for Bottom Deck
58: New Deck Top
60: 2011 | January
64: 3 ShoreJunipers
65: "Blossom by blossom the spring begins"
66: New Projects Started | Spring rains | New Shed flower bed
67: Stained Arbors | New stepping stone path filled in with top soil
68: New Arbor Garden
69: New Side House Flower Garden
70: New Shed Garden
76: Forest Pansy Redbuds | Red Dogwood
77: New Plants for 2011 | Japanese Maples | Lena Broom
78: i | George Davidson | Lucifer | Crocosmia | Emily McKenzie
79: Roses | Blaze | Drift Roses | Don Juan
80: "In every gardener there's a child...
81: ...who believes in "The Seed Fairy" Robert Brault
83: Blue Indigo | Misty Petunia | Sweetheart Geranium | Little Princess Spiraea | Autumn Joy Sedum
84: Hydrangea | Limelight | Oakleaf | Angel Eyes | Incrediball
85: Vines | Hyacinth Bean | Will Goodwin | Earnest Markham
86: Cleome | Swamp Hibiscus | ButterflyMagnolia
87: Kousa Dogwood | Pagoda Dogwood | Tulip Poplar
88: Fall Colors
95: Yard Art