Wednesday, March 17, 2010

$50 landscape and yard update

Well, it's spring break, and after a miserably wet, cold and dreary winter, the weather is finally gorgeous. I have spent most of the week so far playing working in the yard. On Saturday, I even got a nap.

It just doesn't get much better than this.

Don't know if it was all the snow we had, but my daffodils are positively phenomenal this year. Ruthie-6 took this (see her little hand?).

Looks like it's going to be another great year for peaches.Aren't these blossoms just gorgeous?
In the front yard, I've been working on the walk-up to the house.
And I put in the next leg of my $50 landscape - an island bed. This is next to the other island bed that blocks my view of the distant highway:

5 Clara Indian Hawthorne
3 Gulf Stream Nandina
3 Hollywood juniper
1 Chinese fringeflower

I love these quirky Hollywood (also called Tolurosa or Kaizuka) junipers.
I also found bare-root Knockout roses at Home Depot the other day. About 1/3 the price of potted (does that mean I can buy 3 times as many of them?? ). I've never planted bare-root roses, but these had nice big canes. Will see how they take off.They will do much better than the Encore azaleas that they are replacing on the west side of the house - the ones that are half dead after two Texas summers. I dug them up and will try to revive now on my north wall. I see I am a bag of mulch shy on this little bed. Oh well.
And just because Ruthie was my gardening helper and because I love kids' feet...
So now that I have used all my excuses not to face the laundry, I'd better get at it. Even on spring break...WAH.

5 comments:

Susanne said...

It's hard to believe you guys are in barefoot and gardening weather. It's nice here but nothing near that!

Your garden looks great as usual. Sigh. I really, really need help with landscaping. I'm tempted to just bite the bullet and save my shekels and get some help.

mholgate said...

Avoiding laundry is my specialty! Your yard looks great! My mom and I planted some daffodils last fall that are just getting ready to bloom. That is about the extent of my garden. :)

Hugs,
Melissa

the funky mom said...

Love feet pics too!!! Glad you're back!


Kathryn

JJ said...

Looks great! Can you come help me?!

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