Thursday, April 14, 2011
Old House Gardening
I finally got to pick up some pansies and pot them this week. Lovely, aren't they? I love how they speak of spring in their simple old fashioned way. Beautiful in simple old terracotta pots.
An old fashioned garden along the driveway is full of perennials.
Right now the daffodils are blooming. The naked ladies are leafed out. In the summer when the foliage is long gone, the leafless stalks with beautiful scented flowers will appear - hence the name naked ladies.
I cleared out a corner of the old garage for an old fashioned potting bench. Lots of shelves. Lots of counter space. I'm excited!
I also laid some brick! The cement slabs were lying here so I pulled them out and laid down brick that I had just taken up elsewhere.
Big slabs of cement. Tiny bricked area. Pot wrestled and dragged over to sit on brick.
My kind of exercise!
You can see the curve around this bed where I dug out the brick. I transplanted all the plants elsewhere. We are going to change the lines of this bed and build a wall around it this year. I'm favoring a stacked stone look.
Along the garage the spiderwort, daylilies, poppies are appearing.
The bricked circular garden in the middle of the yard is chock full of daylilies and naked ladies.
Wishing you all a wonderful spring weekend! Joining Laurie and Debra for their fun parties! Be sure to visit them, too!