Sunday, May 20, 2007

Dirt therapy

I had a tough week this last week, so I decided I needed to spend the weekend digging in the dirt. Of course, I am now unable to move my arms, but that's just a minor detail...

I decided to tackle the front walk, redigging the beds, putting in plants and mulching.
It may not look like much now, but I planted 20 of these little guys, 6 different kinds, so hopefully I'll have a bit of Provence in my front yard by the end of summer. I'm a little concerned about the "needs good drainage" part of the tag, but am hopeful about the "drought tolerant" part.
These are dropping all over our lawn. They're lovely tulip poplar flowers.
As with anything that deals with the house, one thing always leads to another. I had to bring the front bed around the side...
...and under the fence. The iris here are from my neighbor who was thinning out hers. I'm going to thin out my Siberian iris from Anna and return the favor. As for my "helper"--it's no wonder some of my other bulbs aren't coming up! She's either right there with me (which was interesting when I was using the pick ax)...
...or she's supervising.

4 comments:

Mom said...

I can see you've done lots of work. I'm going to tackle my gardens after Thursday, when at long last my tours at the museum are over. Those tulip poplar blossoms are beautiful. We have 4 of those trees around the museum, but they are coming down due to renovations, but I have been assured that new ones will grow quickly. Speriamo!

Tracey said...

You've done more than we have. There's always something going on with all of our activities. At least our lawn has been mowed twice so far. I did the first mowing of the season.

BTW, Erica I found that picture of Rob on his motorcycle-tried to put on blog-scanned the picture but it wouldn't take it. So I will email it to you. Also have Tyler on it too. Thinking of a really cool scrapbook page.

Well take care for now!!

Anita said...

wow, I'm impressed. I haven't even planted the few annuals I keep meaning to plant. My total gardening portofolio consists (or will consist) of about 4 marigold plants near the front door. The deer eat everything else.

Your front walk looks fantastic!

abi's mom said...

I love the tulip poplar blossoms, too. And Anita, I have to admit that I pretty much stick with perennials rather than annuals because once they're in, I don't have to worry about them again. But we're also far enough from the park that we don't get deer, which I'm glad for.

I think we've got those pics somewhere, Tracey, but having a electronic copy is always nice.