Monday, March 19, 2012

Gardening Weekend

My fruit trees and bushes have never looked so good and full of fruit. Didn't get a pic of the pear tree but check out the blueberries. The bush has more than I've ever seen on it. It will be leaning to the ground soon it will be so heavy.

And the same goes for the peach trees. I expect a lot of good eatable peaches this year. Last year they weren't eatable.

I love this snapdragon and it is a return from last year. I like the softness of the yellow and pinks with the creamy color.

I went shopping this weekend and picked up a few verbena, dianthus, pentas, angelonia, begonia's and a geranium and something else I can't think of right now. I worked on Friday, Saturday and a couple hours on Sunday. I was worn out but was happy when I stepped back and looked at my accomplishments. I didn't get it all done but will work on it during the week after work. I love this time of year. It's busy but a good busy.

I got busy right away and went to cleaning out and planting.

Pentas (yet to be planted)

Angelonia (yet to be planted). This one is new to me but I think I'm gonna like it.

Geranium (yet to be planted). I really do not know why I only bought one except I couldn't hold anymore in my hands. (didn't want to lay them down to get a buggy - I know - if I can't carry anymore I'll spend less money right)

I put down a lot of seeds too. This garden will be filled in before long.

The big picture.

Begonia's coming back from last year. Love when they do this.

I can't wait to see this one filled in. Put down 6 - 6 packs of begonia's here. I think it will add nicely to this partly shady garden.

I moved this hydrangea to the refreshed shade bed here. It was in the front porch garden but it hasn't bloomed in three years. I hope it will be happier here and give a bloom. Otherwise it's days could be numbered.

Potted the mandevilla and placed in the partly shaded garden.

This is my new bleeding heart. I think it will like this spot under the pecan tree. I know you can't miss all those seedlings beside it. The garden is on a slant and all the seeds I put down washed down the hill. Oh well we'll see what happens here. 

I also received my three roses from QVC-Cottage Farms Nursery (located right here in Mobile county). Funny I can't go to their location and shop - I have to shop from them online or thru QVC. I'm expecting a few gorgeous roses from the three I ordered. They are only about 4" tall but are expected to be about 3' this year and full grown next year at 4'. The roses are 'Liv Tyler', Rouge Royale, Sweet Promise.

Hope you have a great day and a lovely week.


Loretta said...

Your garden is really growing! Love all the beautiful blooms, and the fruit trees. Thanks for sharing them...lovely! Hugs

Carol said...

Your gardens are starting to fill out and look good. We are not at that stage yet but we are ahead of normal for this time of year :0)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is such a disappointment when the fruit matures and then is just not edible. Better luck this year.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

You are so far ahead of us, I have just the odd shoot starting to appear on some of my fruit trees. Diane

Sunray Gardens said...

Very pretty Becca. Everything is really moving right along for you. Your fruit trees look great too. Here's hoping you get plenty and by the looks of them they are way ahead of the game.
Cher Sunray Gardens

NellJean said...

Everything is just popping out and there are all those things to plant out and will we ever get it all done?

I think so.

Thank you for coming to see my poppies. A warm winter was not kind to poppies. Many little plants that came up just couldn't last until bloom time. Even the Larkspur looks sad. Maybe we should just skip on to Pentas. They can hardly wait, sticking roots out the bottom of their little pots, lol.

Star said...

You've got your garden well organised and it will be full of colour this summer. I've never grown bleeding hearts. I hope yours do well.

Daisy said...

It looks like everything is off to a great start, Becca. A lot of hard work is involved, but it will be well worth your efforts to see the beauty in your yard. :)

Patsy said...

Looks like you are off to a good start.It's going to be lovely.

darsden said...

Looking Lovely and way ahead of me I am jealous :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

You should have some really good color before long! You will love those Angelonia..once they start blooming they just keep on and on! :)

Jess said...

Angelonia is my favorite annual bar none. It can stand obscene sun heat and humidity and just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Becca,
Happy spring! How exciting to see all that fruit!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You have really been busy---and I love what you are doing in your garden. Can't wait to see it when everything grows and there are lots of blooms....


Gatsbys Gardens said...

Love those plates in the garden! Becca, you have planted so many flowers already. We are very warm here but the media keeps warning us not to plant any tenders yet.


Susan said...

Oh my gosh, you have gotten alot of work done. Won't it be fun to watch it all grow and fill in. Awesome job Becca, I can't wait till out weather warms up enough for me to get out and plant some flowers.

Big hugs, Susan

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Becca! I am jealous!!! Blueberries! Peaches! I have several months to wait for our blueberries! My bushes didn't even lose their leaves - it was such mild winter. Geraniums didn't freeze as always. What to expect from summer? Your garden already looks summery!

Lona said...

You have been busy Becca. I love verbena but have no luck with the seeds so I will have to get a few plants at the nursery. Look like you have an iris getting pretty big there too. Your begonias always do so well for you. It is great when plants survive the winter to come back. Your butterfly is so sweet setting in the bed. By the time your Bleeding hearts are gone your seeds will be ready to bloom so it could work out well for you. Have a wonderful week.

momto8 said...

so beautiful!! worth all that work, right?!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
here in central Pa it is still spring..but feels like summer!

Carolynn said...

Wow, your garden is already so far along. Our ground is still frozen and we're a few weeks away from actually planting anything, never mind getting flowers. I love the way you've used old plates as a flower bed trim. Very pretty.