Friday, June 13, 2014

Changes

Hello out there blogland friends!  I've been so busy with my yard this Spring, that I haven't had a moment to write or to even stop by and visit my favourite blogs, (which I will be doing as soon as write up this little post).  
So much has changed in my yard - of course, most of that is Mother Nature taking her course and turning my yard into a lush paradise.  But, I have been hard at work, not only maintaining, but creating new spaces as well.  I'll feature one in this post, and then I'll need to go snap a few more photos of the other spaces for the next entry...
Caraganas, chockecherry and lilac shrubs all crammed together create a lovely border in front of the poplars
behind them.  

The old-fashioned lilacs are putting on a wonderful show this year!  And my yard smells amazing!  Heaven!  I also
have a long row of hybrid lilacs, and while lovely, they do not compare with these.  The hybrids bloom later though,
and it is nice to stretch out the lilac season with the 2 different types.
Here is how the garden at the beginning of my driveway looked in April, dead plants and all.  It felt puny,
and I had dreamed up an idea over the winter that I could barely wait to start on.
It needed to be bigger, so out came the sod cutter and shovel, and away I went.  It didn't take me as long
as I thought it would, and I just let the shape evolve...


Here is the finished product.  The wagon wheel is gorgeous being mostly wood with iron strapping and an axle.
My husband spotted it last year while picking stones in a nearby field.  I couldn't be happier with it.
The bench is concrete, and the kids are now using it to wait for the school bus.
The path is gravel with flat rocks sunk in. I really love how it turned out.
There were some daylilies from last year, and I filled the rest of the space with African daisies in shades of red,
yellow and orange.  They have taken root nicely, and I can't wait to see what it will look like in full bloom!

4 comments:

  1. I love what you have done with that garden, it looks amazing. So glad to see you back, I have missed you!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  2. You've done a wonderful job, it's looks great.
    Gillx

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  3. Andrea- you have created a beautiful garden space in your yard!! What a dramatic change-- it's truly gorgeous. I love that your children use the bench to wait for their bus- that's perfect!

    Gorgeous blooms in your yard--

    Thanks for taking the time to visit me-- you are special to me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend--
    Vicki

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  4. gorgeous garden Andrea ~ I love the wagon wheel & bus waiting spot ~ it is charming ♥

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