Flowers Galore!!


I know my blogs have been hit & miss this week, but my sister is in town and we don’t see each other that often.  I’ve also been reeling from the Hound Dog induced DESTRUCTION of my would be flower sprouts.

Lets check one of the Flower Gardens in the front yard… Here’s a before photo 2/13/11:

Flowers-Right Before

BEFORE

One Sunday afternoon after staying in the night before (thus saving $100 or more that we didn’t spend at the bar) my sweet husband and I decided to tackle the front yard.  We started with this spot, just under the window that looks into our living room.  Its on the North East corner of our house and gets the morning sun, but is also shaded by a LARGE olive tree in the center of our lawn.  It took about 3 hours to turn the soil, add compost and mix in 4 three-cubic ft bags of top soil.  Here’s an after photo and we’ll break down what was planted…

Flower-Right AFTER

AFTER

All in all it took us from 11am-ish to 5pm-ish to work the dirt, plant flowers, relocate a bench that was in the backyard when we moved in and add a couple of round stepping stones that we found.

Here’s what was planted L-R:
Snapdragons – Multi colored pack of 18. $12.95 (LOWES)
Primrose – Yellow 4″ pots $1.95 (LOWES)
Gardenia Bush – Large $19.95 (LOWES)
Mexican Bird of Paradise – Large $19.95 (LOWES)
Tulips – Yellow 4″ pots $3.95 (LOWES)
Daisies – Yellow 4″ pots $2.95 (LOWES)
BENCH – FREE – Backyard
Snapdragons – Multi colored pack of 18. $12.95 (LOWES)
Primrose – Yellow 4″ pots $1.95 (LOWES)
Gardenia Bush – Large $19.95 (LOWES)
Mexican Bird of Paradise – Large $19.95 (LOWES)
Tulips – Yellow 4″ pots $3.95 (LOWES)
Daisies – Yellow 4″ pots $2.95 (LOWES)
Jasmine – Yellow 4″ pots 3.95 (LOWES)
Jasmine – Yellow 4″ pots 3.95 (LOWES)
Gardenia Bush – Small $7.95 (LOWES)
Gardenia Bush – Small $7.95 (LOWES)
Snapdragons – Multi colored part of the pack of 18. $12.95 (LOWES)

And here is an updated photo of the garden I took today 3/19/11

UPDATED

Since we first planted I added Mint, Oregano, Sage, Parsley, Mint and Strawberries. Everything is blooming and growing.  The Tulips finally lost their petals and soon I’ll plant some forget-me-not seedlings over the top of them.  My goal would be to be able to identify the spot where my bulbs are for next October when I fill the whole bed with bulbs and cross my fingers until February when they start to come up!

Here are a few more photos:

ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

Next: time lets check out what’s coming up in the veggie garden!

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4 Comments on “Flowers Galore!!”

  1. CariDaniele says:

    This looks great! Wish I could hire you when you are in Nor Cal!

  2. aunt suzy says:

    looks great

  3. […]  If I were a different kind of person I might have kept gardening after a car drove through my flower garden, and into the living room… but the fact is I gave up.  On June 4th, 2011 a couple of drunk […]


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