Introduce kids to the concept of telling time by the sun, with the creation of a sundial garden where they can use their body to tell time based on the position of the sun and their garden. By marking the hours, much like a clock marks the hours, with plants or markers in a specifically […]
Today, I have a few simple shots of spring flowers from my garden to share. We have 4 days of rain forecast, starting tomorrow, so I was working in the gardens most of today. White Bleeding Heart Orange and Purple Tulip (regrown from past year’s Easter flowers) “Salome” Daffodil Pasque Flower Wild Violet
This shade container flower garden is now the focal point of the most recent extension of my flower gardens. The corner it is in is shaded by 6 ft stockade fence on the southern and western sides. Around the summer solstice it will get direct sun for a few hours a day, otherwise barely any. I wanted a container flower garden that would really stand out and add some color and interest … [read more, includes video]
Earlier this week, I showed you the garden urns I had in mind for my container flower garden project. I plan to feature the urn planter in a newly added section of my flower gardens, which is mostly shady. This of course had a big effect both planter choice and the plants that would go in it. I am using the Thriller, Filler, Spiller technique on this container garden, to make sure it provides a nice impact. Before heading out to shop, I printed off the$5 off $50 coupon the Home Depot Garden Club had recently sent me…
I have been quite busy since last I reported on my progress in my yard. As I mentioned last week, my chain link fence has been put out of it’s misery. I picked up a new swing for my daughter at Home Depot, and tightened up the bolts in the swing set, so that is good to go for another year. I also redesigned and enlarged one of my flower gardens, but in doing so sort of created another issue. The added on section cries out for a focal point. I looked at statuary, but anything large enough to make the impact I want is rather pricey, and I don’t want to put in a bird bath, since I don’t have electricity over there, and am not a fan of leaving standing water for mosquitoes to breed in. I have found a solution though.