The weekend was spent doing more yard work. Does it ever end?? Once I showed Bob the pictures from my Garden Muse (66nick on HGTV/RMS) he went wild wanting to buy, buy, buy. I swear the man would buy every Hosta species known to man if I let him have the check book. We did buy a few and also transplanted some good sized ones from the back yard. The front of our house has dappled sun in the early AM and then is quite shady for the rest of the day.
This is what I am starting with in this area. Two Hollies and two Burning Bushes. The large tree is an oak. Yes, that's my little red Alero, 8 years old and still rarin' to go. Clearly I am not one to define myself by my status symbol car!! This is living authentically with what you can afford, folks. Click to enlarge any of my photos, if you dare!
These four pictures are from my Garden Muse. 66nick is a landscape architect and this is his tiny cottage in New Jersey. Check him out on RMS, his house is so cute and the yard is to die for. There are lots of pix. See the similarities between his yard and mine?? You do, don't you?? Squint if you have to;)
Okay, I admit it doesn't look like much right now, but in another 5 years it will be coming along. In front of the oak I planted several pieces of Hydrangea Petiolore ( Climbing Hydrangea) which will take a while to come around. They don't have a tap root, just aerial roots, so they are going to be finicky about water for a while. On the street side of the oak I transplanted 3 clumps of Stella D'Oro day lilies. We added three large leafed hostas, (two Angel Blue and One Sum and Substance) and two small leaf variegated varieties. Then I added three areas of white impatients to help lighten the area. Each area had to be dug up and have composted manure added to the existing soil. Quite the job for Bob as I watched and nursed my elbow. May as well milk that for all it is worth, right??
You really can't see the plantings in this shot, but don't you love how the Boston Fern looks in the urn by the front door? Tomorrow I will show you another area that is quite mature and has taken forever. Got to go and make dinner.