Saturday, May 21, 2005
Tour part 3 - back yard
These pictures are what you see from my little back porch as you look from left to right, and the porch swing you would sit at to get this view.
This is a white lilac I got yesterday to go with my purple ones. They smell great right now! But the blooms probably won't be around much longer.
At the south end of my house in the backyard is this kind of no-man's land. I planted the sage a few years ago and it has gotten bigger and bigger, and I've planted a few others called Santorini that I bought yesterday that are supposed to eventually take up lots of space back here. There used to be some giant tree here, evidenced by the stump. The stump makes some parts of the soil very shallow for planting. Plus, the soil back by the fence is very sandy. Luckily, my dirt is pretty manageable for gardening; I helped my mom plant some things at her house which is only a mile from her, but her soil is mostly clay and very hard to dig.
This is two ground-cover strawberry plants and some money-something or other that my mom has on the side of her yard that took over like crazy. So I bought these yesterday and planted them at the base of the shed and I am hoping eventually they'll spread over the years to cover some bare ground here.
This is a spirea bush I bought yesterday and planted in the yard beyond the living grass. I think in future years I'd like to put some large rocks and a bird bath in this area with the spirea and a few other plants.
A closer picture of that awesome sage - so far the only plant I've planted on that side of the yard that's survived, but it is doing great!
This is the smaller, more sagey colored santorini, followed by the larger greener one. I have high hopes for these two! And they were a great deal at only $4 a piece.
Well, that's the grand tour. I hope you liked it! If you're interested, maybe I can get some pictures of the mountains, my school, etc. over the next days and post part four the tour - surrounding area.