I changed my mind over and over about where I was going to put the plants I bought last weekend. After having them for a week I had to make up my mind. After sitting them down in a few spots I picked this area off the side of the porch. This area is on the west side and the big pecan tree is above this area. After watching carefully the amount of sun here is minimal. It will receive mostly dappled sun after 4:45 for a couple of hours. Hopefully this will be perfect. The area will drain but will retain a moist area due to it's location.
Behind the grass this is what it looks like. A pecan graveyard. I expect I'll be cleaning out a lot of pecans from the garden this year. Oh well.
After clearing and digging the grass and ground up. This is what I had when I quit on Saturday. I stood there and looked and thought 'this is not gonna work - girl gotta have a bigger garden'. After all the hostas are too crowded here and no room for the caladiums.
So off the Lowe's I went and purchases more edging stones and went to work. Always when I put in a garden by the house I leave room behing the garden so rear access is available and also I want to get to the sides of the house.
Here I am also able to pull in the azalea bush in and include with this area and that will also make the azalea more healthy.
The first bloom on the hydrangea going into this garden. Isn't it pretty.
A bloom on the begonia. It's barely off the ground and already blooming. Begonia's are usually kind to me so I'm looking for some hefty plants and blooms.
A bloom on this one too. Look how tiny the plant is.
Help identify this plant. It is in the garden where seeds were put out and mixed up. Those tiny sprigs are grass.
The storms were horrible this weekend. There was a tornado only about 25 miles from me but other than the wind my weather didn't get too bad. There were so many lives lost during the storms that roared through on Friday and throughout the weekend. Prayers for those who lost loved ones and their homes.
Hope you have a great day.