He finally did it today -- it took all of 15 minutes for him to get his part done. I then went and dug up a few pieces of hosta from six different clumps and put them around the bottom. There is little sun back there, so I plan to plant different hostas at inclining levels. I buried the birdhouse in to bring in a bit of blue color I am using again this year. I planted yellow daylilies under it. That is as far as I got today. It already looks much better.
This shot was taken from the front yard. It also has a new element that we added today. I will save that one for another post.
This is a good shot (taken at 5pm on 5/30/11) showing you all the way back to the rockwall garden.
where the creeping phlox is in full bloom:
I removed tons and tons of it last year, but I still have tons more. :)
These are two volunteer tulips...I am pretty sure they came in on the end of shovelful of something I moved from the rockwall garden.
This has been a very good year for tulips in my garden. I have not planted new tulips in three years because I spend a ton of money and they rarely come back with blooms -- just big fat flowerless foliage.
The tulip Gods must have been lingering over my garden this spring because a lot more than normal produced nice blooms. Every time that happens I go hog wild buying more tulips in the fall forgetting that it's rare for them to look good more than the first year.
I do love tulips, though. I think I will plant a bunch more in the front of the house border this fall.
Speaking of the front of the house, I have an apple tree and a crab apple tree in bloom right now. The crab only blooms fully every other year. It has way more flowers this year (its off year) than normal.
In the rockwall garden I have two cherry trees in bloom.
This is the larger of the two I planted three years ago. So far the birds have gotten the few cherries, but one of these years, I plan to get enough cherries to make a pie.
I am linking to Jean's Blooming Tuesday and to Garden Tuesday and a Southern Daydreamer's Outdoor Wednesday and The Little Round Table, This Week in My Garden. Please check out the other gardeners around the country to see what they have blooming this week.