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It is still pretty early in the year and not much is coming up… but you betcha I took pictures of any activity there is! It looks messy right now. The yard has got a head start on me this year, it’s blooming before I’ve had a chance to mulch and tidy up. When it looks better (fingers crossed), I’ll take some more photos for comparison…

I got a lot of pictures of our bulb garden. We got mixed bags of daffs and tulips last fall and planted them in with some irises, the irises aren’t blooming yet.

Here are some pictures of what is going on in the front yard. I bought some fritillaria (Michael’s fritillaria)…

We did a small extension (for now) on our part shade garden. We are going to try climbing roses up our crap apple tree. The bed looks empty now, but the hostas and lillies are on their way up!

I also planted some hanging baskets for that bed…

What else is going on in the front yard… my weeping cherry tree is budding. It hasn’t bloomed yet, so I’ll wait until it blooms to take pictures. Here are some more flowers coming up in the front…

Back to the backyard… I planted out my window box for the shed and a couple pots of impatients..

My Rhododendron is starting to bloom. I planted two last year (or the year before? who can keep track), but only this one survived..

Now, drum roll please… our permanent raised beds are finally done. Well not completely, but done enough to plant some of it out :) YAY

Here are some lettuce and onion shoots. I also have radish, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower planted.

Well, that’s it for now. I hope my future blogs have a more tidy garden and bunches of lush veggies to show!!!
Once I get everything cleaned up and the beds start to fill in, I’ll take some pictures. I have A LOT of bare spots and can always use suggestions from my GoY friends!

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wow how hard you have worked and it looks great,love the tulips and how about putting in some bush roses or is it too cold at yours for acers

14 Apr, 2011


Thanks for the suggestions! My DH really wants to try some roses, but they intimidate me. We have a couple, not sure of the variety. They haven't really thrived, maybe a new location would suit them. I've studied pruning online, but it still intimidates me (as most new gardeners.) We did have a japanese maple the first year we moved in, but the wind got it when it was rather small and broke it right in half! I believe we will try again this year. We have a lot of good spots for one. I actually just got through looking at Bampy's blog on Acers (posted April 11th) and got all excited. So it was already on my mind. Maybe I will try them in pots like Bampy has done. We'll have to do a lot of planning this year. In the past we hadn't really budgeted for big improvements, but this year I think will be the year!!!!! Yes, a lot of work is true. Yesterday I took our truck to the nursery and got two yards of soil and shoveled it into a wheelbarrow then into the back yard. Needless to say, my arms and back are suffering today!!! :)

14 Apr, 2011


What a pretty garden you have, I don't think it's a mess :)

14 Apr, 2011


Thank you, Donna. It is hard to consider my garden pretty when I see so many beautiful, mature gardens on here. We have owned our house for 3 years and started from scratch and as novice gardeners. I have to remind myself that it takes time. I have learned SO much from GoY, though. My garden wouldn't even be 1/3 of what it is without GoY and all my helpful friend on here. :)

14 Apr, 2011


A lovely set of pictures ...

... great to see what is flowering in Muncie at this time of year :o)))

14 Apr, 2011


Yes. We are in the midwest U.S.A. Very cold winters and hot summers. Average last frost is April 25th. But we can get freezes at the end of May. It is very unpredictable weather here. Not too much coming up yet :)

14 Apr, 2011


I don't think it looks a mess either, very colourful, do you grow any daylilies Lainedru?, bit of a daylily addict myself and you being in the USA must have a great choice of varieties, tough as old boots and will grow in any soil as long as they have a sunny spot.

14 Apr, 2011


Ooops looks like you do just seen some daylily foliage in one of yours pics, sorry:-)

14 Apr, 2011


Your garden's looking lovely Lainedru! I can't see any mess?! Are you hiding it somewhere? Lol! The tulips are looking great, and as you say everything is popping up all over the garden, so everything's ticking along nicely! I think putting your acers in pots is a good idea, at least you can move them to shelter during bad weather... including high winds! Don't fret, Lainedru, everything will come together really quickly, and it'll all look even lovelier!

14 Apr, 2011


All of your comments are very encouraging! I do have quite a bit of day lily groupings! I love them too. Mostly yellow ones. I have some red ones too. (I don't keep very good track of botanical names and varieties.. Oops!) I am going to look into getting some tiger lilies as well. We had them on my parents farm growing up. My DH made me read each comment aloud to him and I couldn't do it without smiling :) So thank you, each of you, for the smiles!

14 Apr, 2011


Looks like you have a blank canvas to me!! what fun your going to have filling it up.
Like the veg plot designed like that, should made it so easy to get at. Good luck with it

15 Apr, 2011


The fence/rail is taller than I had originally wanted. I can't bend over it. But the beds against the rail are only 3 foot wide, so with some balancing, I think I'll be able to get to everything. The middle aisle beds are 4 foot wide, but they are accessible from both sides. It should work (hopefully)! Although I hadn't originally wanted the fence/rail to be that high, I've realized that it is a perfect height for drinks to sit on and for leaning. I guess my DH knew what he was doing! :) I have tons of sprouts started inside. Some are getting rootbound though. I'm gonna have to transplant them AGAIN! It is too early to put out my peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, okra and squash. I'll have to keep them alive for another month indoors. I'll probably have them in gallon pots by the time the weather is ready for them. hahaha

15 Apr, 2011

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