Thursday, August 18, 2011

Outline the house with flower beds…

We all have been working extra hard to fix the yard. Which includes cleaning old underbrush, making beds, trimming bushes, adding compost, planting, and mulching this was a lot of work. It is not done yet still a work in progress. I have to admit our new old house keep us very busy but we love every aspect of it. I initially thought that I am not going to garden thins have changes or got escalated. I am done with summer school which gives me exactly 4 weeks of heaven. No research, papers to write, no assignments, no power points, no gallery visits and no summarizing. That’s a lot but I definitely had a ton of fun taking summer courses.

The fun part was I never thought I will squeeze in gardening to this busy schedule but I did since we had so many projects to accomplish. I have added two gardens to the house, one to the east side of the house and the other to the front side of the house. I am getting some hosta’s and hydrangeas this fall. Yes, I cannot wait to plant them and see how they are going to bloom coming summer. We still have plenty of work in our yard which includes cutting down and grinding an old maple stump. I have been digging in information on Victorian Style gardens lately. I would love to create something fun.

Getting back to my garden I have created a drought tolerant and a shade garden. I am not planning to water this garden once it is established. However this New England weather you cannot predict. We have been having so much rain I am very much motivated to create a rainwater garden.
What I needed from my drought tolerant garden was flowers; butterflies feel a safe heaven, variation with texture, four seasons, and some ornaments to add some character (which will be phase 2 to take off in spring 2012).

What I wanted from my shade garden was vibrant color, character, flowers, shaded coloring, pinks, whites, and greens.

What do you think? Do you think I have accomplished that goal? I would love to photograph this after 3 years and see the impact. Please feel free to share your thoughts, suggestions, ideas, and critiques…

Quote of the day “produce original work”



  1. Little investments in the big beautiful future of your home! :)

    Visiting from SITS :)

  2. Thanks for visiting and your comments... I do love adding flowers to our garden.