Sunday, September 26, 2010

Front Yard

I'm getting ready for the winter and preparing for next spring. With the back yard being close to complete, I'm focusing on the front yard.

I moved 4 boxwoods that were in the back yard up to this corner. This corner is a trap for leaves and wasn't looking too appealing. These were crowding my peonies in the backyard so I didn't feel so bad about moving them. In the spring, I would like to plant a bunch of lilies here and get a large pedestal planter where I can change out annuals. Boxwoods are also evergreen.

On the right, I began carving out the garden bed. This is another thing I wanted to do for a while, but just didn't have the energy in me. The grass is so dry that it's easy to dig up. I'm still deciding what to do with the hydrangea back there. I was thinking about planting some knockout rose bushes along the house, but I don't know if there is enough sun here. Also, I want to plant some shrubs that are evergreen. All this other stuff dies back during the winter.

At the store, I couldn't pass these up. Pink bearded irises.
Also, I cut back the roses, lamb's ear, trees, achillea, siberian iris, peonies, foxglove, lavendar and iries. I did a ton of weeding too.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Basil Eats Arugula

2010 Harvest

To see the photos up close, visit my flickr page for the Harvest 2010 Set.
To see progress photos from April through August 2010, visit Le Jardin on Shutterfly.