The May Garden

It’s great to be back in the garden. Winter was fairly mild this year. The main issue this Spring is lots of moss. I’m talking moss everywhere. Even though it’s beautiful, it’s a symptom of the declining health of my lawn. As the trees get bigger and the yard gets shadier, its inevitable the lawn isn’t going to thrive.

My solution is pretty simple. Make more room for flowers and get rid of the lawn. Easy peasy!

 

Libertiny garden

Our new garden fountain has been one of my favorite additions to the garden. Tom and I bought it at the end of the season last Fall. It makes the most peaceful sound and the birds love it.

Last Fall, Tom received a bag of free tulip bulbs. We had no idea what color or kind they would be. What a delight to see that almost every bulb was the happiest color yellow. These will look great in a sea of forget-me-nots.

The Spring flowering shrubs are starting to take off.

My absolute favorite thing is the concrete bird bath we bought last year. You can see it in the distance in this photo.

View looking towards the north edge of the garden.

“Forest Pansy” redbuds in bloom. The purple flowers look great against the bright green of new spring foliage.

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The March Garden

Snow is quietly falling and covering everything in a beautiful white layer of fluff. Here’s some photos of the March garden.

To help you appreciate how fast weather changes here in Michigan, the day after these photos were taken, the snow was gone and the temperature was warm. You need to be tough if you’re a plant in this growing zone.

March 2017 snow in the garden
View looking towards the north border of the backyard garden
Backyard garden March 2017
View looking across the yard from the deck
March 2017 snow in the garden
View looking north across the backyard garden
March garden
One of the boxwood borders with arborvitae in the center
March garden
View looking south across the backyard
March garden
South side entrance to the garden with tree form Rose of Sharon and boxwood
March garden
View looking to the south side border of the garden at my neighbor’s home
March garden
Tree hydrangea in the foreground
March garden
View looking south across the pedestal of the bird bath stored away for winter

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Starting Over

Flowering dogwood
Flowering Dogwood Spring 2016

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted. The reason is that when my website server was “upgraded”, my website got erased. Nice…

I’ve been spending most of my free time working on my jewelry¬† business , but I miss writing about my garden and sharing my gardening adventures.

I’ll be spending time (hopefully) re-posting old content if I can repair my database, but my primary focus will be moving forward and documenting the continuing story of my garden and all things garden-related that inspire me. I hope you will join me!

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