Monday, February 26, 2007

Weekend Pictures

This weekend, I did some pruning, watering, and other basic garden upkeep. I scattered some Purple Coneflower seeds in my front flowerbed, and planted some asparagus roots in my veggie plot. (I apolgize for the weird formatting and the short post, but I'm in a time crunch.)
Pictures from this weekend:
A coral miniature rose has buds that are ready to open.

Paperwhites (or something that looks like paperwhites) in the rose bed.

Swiss Chard "Bright Lights" was planted last spring and is back. I planted some "Bright Lights" seed this weekend in the same area.

Columbine leaves: I thought these would die back more.

Hot pink hyacinth mark the old edge of the flower bed. I planted these three years ago, and they're still thriving. I'll have to move them after this spring.

Above and below: Two different angles of my re-structured borders. Before, the flowerbed came out several feet into the front yard. It was akward. I moved the bed's edge in quite a bit- it now follows the sidewalk. You can see the area formerly covered, since the grass hasn't grown in yet. I still have to move all of those bulbs that you can see coming up.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Pictures from a stoll through the yard yesterday evening:

New growth on the Playboy rose.
Paperwhite buds. (These were open this morning when I left for work.)

More Paperwhites- in the back yard. (Or are they something else? I didn't plant them; they came with the house. I've only moved them.)

Limes: I don't think they're any good, since they went through the freeze.

Blossoms on the Nectarine tree in the front yard.

A close-up of a nectarine blossom. The tree has been in bloom for about a week now.

The Forsythia... It's not thriving, but it's certainly alive.

A daffodil, maybe? I don't know, but I didn't plant anything new this year.

Black Bamboo.