Saturday, May 30, 2009


Whew...between work, the garden, sports and all the end of the year school activities I feel like I rarely get the chance to sit down at the computer. It's been rainy the past couple of days, so with the sun peeking through the trees this morning I took some shots of the garden that borders the woods. Things seem to be filling out nicely. It takes a bit longer for my plants to grow big because I have been splitting them so that there is no need to spend $ on new plants.Irises. You can see hubby is still busy choppin wood!

The hot pink azaleas are gorgeous this year!! I forget the exact name of the plant below. I believe it's Geranium Sang....something??? Anyhow, it's lookin great!

The elephant ear hostas are doing fabulous. I split this one just last week and it still looks pretty full. Although, you can see somthing has been getting at the leaves.

The Cranes bill next to this hosta will have really pretty purple flowers in no time. The purple always looks so lovely beside the darker colored hosta.

You can see the swamp land just beyond the trees . Last year we had a nest of geese back there. I have heard the geese back there this year, but no luck spotting their nest. The mosquitos have been terrible!! It's hard to get anything done without being drenched in bug spray!!

The irises have just started to open here.

You can see our path on the left hand side of this photo. Hubby cleared it a couple of years ago. I would love to expand the gardens to the back and along this path. It's really a beautiful walking trail. My daughter and I walked up on a newborn fawn last year. It was still wobbly on its feet. I wanted so badly to touch it, but I knew it was best we scoot on out of there so the Mama could do her business.

This planter and bench actually sit in the grass along the border of the woods. It's a spot that's sunny enough to grow geraniums.

Now up to the front of the house. Black eyed Susans are filling in nicely and surrounding my birdbath. Looks like the birdbath could use a scrubbin!!

Ferns and pink impatients are lookin pretty in the shabby garden house.

And that's it for today!! I'll be posting our progress on the ginormous veggie garden in a few days. Things are looking good. The potatoes have taken off and so have the peas. We have already been eating fresh spinach too. Even the kids will eat it freshly picked and plain. I also would like to post some photos of the Bald Eagles that have nested just up the road. It's the first time that I have actually seen a Bald Eagle in the wild. The nest is enormous and I wish I had a better camera in order to get some nice shots. I'll do what I can.

I hope you all are doing well and I'll be checkin in to see what your all up to here and there!!



Anonymous said...

Awww... this is so nice. Next year is when I believe my areas will start taking off. I have to move my iris but i'm a bit nervous since they've only been in the groudn for about 10 weeks. They are giving me beautiful green blades this year and I assume next year they will give me the flower. Maybe i'll be surprised this year.

That azalia (sp) is quite vibraint. Reminds me of the red on burning bushes. So pretty.

hosta = slugs. Just put down some caps or something with beer in them. It will kill them if your not into the whole live and let live. If you are... search slugs go green or environmentaly safe solutions.

Beautiful... just beautiful

Unknown said...

Hey Jen! Your garden is growing nicely. Very smart of you to split plants. Spring is always a busy time for families with kids in school. Hope you can relax some and enjoy some nice weather outdoors!


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It's looking great! I would love to be near any kind of "woods" but here in suburbia urbania, it's a no go. lol

Tracey said...

That's one hell of a garden! It's beautiful and neat.
Last week it was too wet here to get outside, now it's too blinkin hot!
I do moan don't I?! lol
Love Tracey x x x

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It looks really nice. I love all the hostas and ferns together. I was surprised to find just how well the cransebills grow in shade under big evergreens.

Terri said...

Beautiful. Our irises are gone by now, but some of the other things are coming into their own - your photos are very inspirational!

bubble said...

Gorgeous garden Jen and pretty flowers!

Mine is getting there but i really need to get Steven to understand gardening more as i want mine as neat and organised as yours lol :) x

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Jen,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your beautiful garden.I dont have a green thumb but rather a black one. But I keep trying. 'Looking forward to following your garden. Have a great week.

Dirt Princess said...

Hey, I have an award for you on my blog :)

bg_garden said...

What a wonderful bike ride... those houses are amazing... and the gardens are to die for!
Thank you for commenting on my page about my Boo / Garden. I can't wait to 'go on a ride' with you again.

Happy Weekend new friend.

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Jen. Your livin the American Dream out there raising your kiddlies in the Country.I remember the same lifestyle when we were raising our 4 kids. I had to look twice, I thought you were living in our old house!!!! and the land surrounding is so simular, Yikes! Enjoy, it flys by soooo quickly, xoxo Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...