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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

One Of My Flower Gardens

The clean up begins..... This is one of my flower gardens. Am I the only one who makes a bigger mess when cleaning up?

Oh and I heard this little lady on the Pineapple Sage, you really need some of this, I had 20 Sulphurs on it the other day. Click to enlarge, it's a Hummer!!!!
This entire area was filled with Purple Coneflowers, Celosia and Wishbone. It was beautiful.
Now there are just a few Coneflowers left and I'm pulling up the Wishbones and Celosia.
They'll be back!
It's really a beautiful garden in full bloom. I'm changing things around some for next year.
I have a lot of open space now, what to do, what to do? I am going to get up more grass and add some trellises and I want something unique out there...
Just sharing a few different views. It's too large to fit into one photo very well. If you have any ideas let me know. This is the FULL sun garden.
It looks so sad now.......

11 comments:

fishing guy said...

Darla: Those flower beds are really beautiful.

W. Latane Barton said...

Your prepared beds are so beautiful. I mean the soil looks so loose and easy to work in. I have a problem ever since we moved here 9 years ago with hair fine roots growing in my flower beds.

This past spring the bed around my birdbath was completely worked with a rotatiller and filled with compost, good soil. I started to plant an iris root the other day and I could not get the trowel into the soil it was so tangled with those tiny roots.

What should I do? I am clueless.

Grammy said...

Hi Darla,
I love your garden.
Grammy

Leedra said...

That is why we love spring and summer so much, because winter isn't pretty. Except when it snows.

Wendy said...

Boy - what a lot of work!!! I look forward to seeing them in full bloom next spring!
Happy Anniversary!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I'm impressed. My yard is a mess right now. It's been too hot to work in mine and now it's been raining a little off and on. Some day soon... :-)

Shellmo said...

Wow - I need your help and skills over here at the log cabin! You are so organized and I love your design!

marmee said...

you sure are working hard. it is always a lot of fun to work in your beds.

Valerie said...

I think we are so much alike. This is what I do constantly is change, and clean up. Your gardens are beautiful.

Darla said...

Thank you all for the nice comments! How come when we look at our own things we tend to see what needs to be done and not what has been done?

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Darla, It is the season for changing things out in the garden. I've worked hard over the years to have lots of foundational plants that stay all year long so the seasonal gaps are getting smaller. My idea is to change out nooks and crannies rather than entire beds.

Whew... we have to come up with good solutions when we garden year round!

That hummer was eager to get at that red salvia. I didn't see one single hummer this year. Some years there are a few but never many.

You've been working hard, Darla. You will be rewarded for all your labors in the spring.