First Year Garden
First Day Home - This is what we see on our property as we are bringing in furniture
Home sweet home (extremely early spring- even before the flower bulbs came up!)
First Day Home - moving in before any gardening took place at all
Collage of Side Garden Top left is right when we moved in, completely over run by the invasive varieties of coneflower/black eyed susans. Top right photos is after 5 or 6 weed whacking endeavors against aforementioned plants. Bottom left is final product of my glads and dahlias having been planted, and of course, sprinkled in the middle are close up of my flowers once they were in bloom.
Collage of my "lone plants" that are planted in weird areas not able to be caught easily on camera with the "main garden" or planted off in some distant corner. Top four are the progression of my Peppermint Pop (lovely smell, incredible growth, low maintenance but killer thorns). It wraps around the front side of the house and tucks itself near the chimney. On the opposite side of the chimney, in the back yard, is the JFK rose and the Bleeding Heart planted next to one another (sounds odds but it works nicely). Bottom four photos are the progression of my beloved, yet dwindling, Sweet Drift Rose tree. I think RT's are simply too delicate for my zone, as half the graft has died.
Collage of the progression of my Front Gardens (mirrored - left and right side of front door) Top left is before we moved in - gross, poorly maintained rhododendrons and holly. Top right and middle left is early spring, with my horrible, sporadic planting and red mulch. Middle is my JFK roses and hibiscus filling in in the summer, followed by photos of Snow Fountain, the JFK roses and dinner plate hibiscus
Collage of my container roses. Top right is before there were any blooms, early in the spring. 3 photos making an 'L' around that photo are PInata rose pictures 3 on the bottom right are progression of my Climbing Blaze 1 bottom left all alone is Double Delight (looks MUCH different now but didn't manage to get a photo before frost set in) The top 4 are red and white mandevilla plants
Double delight bud
Possibly Climbing Blaze Giving one last tiny bloom before fall frost :)
Originally I planted my roses too close to the house. So I decided to move them further away from the wall and the puppy decided to help me dig the new hole
Dahlia stem broke, so inside to a vase it goes!
Dahlia and glad twining together and the wind
First dahlia to bloom (I planted over 4 weeks late)
Lavender crush, smells like heaven
My most modestly sized JFK gives out the most perfect blooms
Completely gutted and replanted the side garden. Previously over run with black eyed Susan and cone flower. Currently had glads and dahlias. Going to add 2 or 3 sweet drift roses in big open space, and clumps of daffodils and hyacinth down the long skinny strip for next year
Busy bee in my JFK rose
Climbing blaze, another body bag rose that I didn't think would actually survive but has started growing quite quickly!\
Labeled as Double Delight, not sure what it truly is but it's gorgeous!!
Pinata rose, this poor little thing is a body bag rose (bought it before I realized how bad they were). It used to be a droopy little vine that I didn't think would survive!
Foxglove with a big fat bee inside
Beautiful mandevilla variety
Three roses growing in pots. Left - climbing blaze Middle - pinata rose Right - mystery
Close up of Sweet Drift Rose Tree
Rose of Sharon
Very early spring, tulips and hyacinths
John F Kennedy Rose