Delphiniums are one of my favourite flowers and these were generously shared by a friend and my Mom. I love to have plants that remind me of people!
This garden has been in place for a month now, and so far the hares haven’t touched anything except the artemesia, yarrow, and iceland poppy (see this past post for more plant details). These are all pretty vigorous plants so if the rabbits only munch these occasionally and leave everything else alone, I will be more than happy.
A friend asked me if I would use mulch, and I will, but I’ve already thought of a few tweaks I’d like to make – a plant to move here, a tree to add there. So I will have to live with a bit of a weedy garden for a few more months – it’s easier to put mulch down after the planting is done. Plus I’m still tired from my May new-garden-making marathon. No more planting/moving until fall.
To see how this garden area has evolved, click here and scroll down.
I love both these plants but not exactly where they are planted. I don’t think the painted daisies are getting enough light. Plus, why would someone plant painted daisies right behind a peony as they are the same height??
Since this is my first year in this house, I’m waiting to see what else is growing in this area of the garden and how well everything does, and I then I will do some moving things around in the fall.
Now that I’ve got most of perennials happily settled in their permanent places, I’m turning my attention to the veggie garden. I’d like to put in two raised beds back here. I had raised beds at my old house and they were the best thing I ever did – you fill them up and have perfect, unwalked on, well-draining soil, plus you don’t have to bend over so far to weed and harvest. The boxes will be similar to the ones at my old house, except that this time I’ll have a 4’x4′ and a 4’x8′. We want to get them built this summer and filled so that they’re ready to plant first thing in spring – maybe even a fall seeding of a few things if we get them done in time!
And yes, those are dandelions in the grass. The Edmonton infestation includes my own backyard. 😦
I call this garden area ‘Sissinghurst’ because the previous owner planted lots of traditional English flowering perennials, including roses and peonies. I’m glad they did.
To see how this garden has changed over time, click here and scroll down.
… ’cause my mockorange
and hansa rose
are heavenly right now! ❤
… are flowering in ‘New England’, the veggie garden right now. And with the recent addition of the birdbath, the creation of this section of the garden is now finished.
Here’s the view straight on:
And a close-up too:
To see the development of this garden over time, click here and scroll down.