Things are Coming Along!

May 28, 2011

It's a rainy day here. I've been doing some weeding and finished the garden clean up. Everything's late, but coming along nicely. The weather forecast is looking good for next week.

These are a couple of shots of the border that goes along the south side of our house. We built the bed in the fall of 2009 and put the perennials in last spring. Things are starting to take shape.

My Side Border

Tulipa 'Cracker' with some Phlox Moss Phlox

These are some shots of the limestone walkway. Most of this was planted last spring as well. This is the north side of our house and it's very shaded by a pine grove out front. My hope is that the left side (against the house) will have lots of high(ish) and colourful plants doing well in it. I have bee balm, digitalis, bleeding hearts, and monkshood here. On the right side, lots of hostas and ferns, and well as some low-growing things like lamium, violets, and other ground covers.

left side of the limestone walkway
right side of the limestone walkway


  1. Hi Diane,
    Things are definitely green and sprouting in your neck of the woods! Makes the soul feel good to know spring is here and things are growing :) Those hostas and ferns are going to plump out nicely and create a lush feel to your walk way :)

  2. Seeing the tulips just about to open in your garden makes me realize just how late spring is this year. In Maine, it has suddenly gotten warmer and buds are appearing on the early summer flowering plants. (I am really smitten with your limestone walk.) -Jean

  3. I love stone pathways. It looks like things are going great guns. I can't wait to see your blooms. Thanks for the tour.

  4. Looks great Diane. Think you've done a good combo and I love that pathway.
    Goldenray Yorkies

  5. What gorgeous borders! I love your plant combinations. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and yes, both fancy pink daffs (Cool Flame & Pink Parasol) come back every year. :) I'll add you to my blogroll, so I can visit more often.

  6. Hi Diane,
    Yes, things are coming along nicely your way. What caught my eye right away, were the tulips with the foliage in front of it and then, the foliage behind it, as well. Your plants are playing nicely with each other!

  7. Hi Again,
    I am going through my email, replying to comments on posts. You had asked me if I cut peonies to bring inside. I keep thinking I'm going to bring some flowers in, and do once in awhile, but I don't think I've tried peonies. It's good to know you need to soak them in soapy water first. I'm assuming you use a little dish soap.

    I take better care of flowers outside than inside. My daughter is a floral designer, and frequently sends me arrangements she's made for Mother's Day. I always intend to take care of them to keep them pretty, but this one only got one drink, and is currently sitting, shriveled, on my garden window shelf. Still, I plant some flowers that are good for cutting, thinking I'll make some simple arrangements. Maybe this will be the year.

  8. LOVE the stone walkway and it's all looking so nice. Good to see some lovely tulips too. I'm heading out into my garden today for some long overdue loving


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