I started carving out the first of our garden beds this morning and have plans to ask our next door neighbor for the use of his chainsaw to remove the yews all across the front of the house. Am looking forward to the open look and all the possibility it allows. The gardens I made this morning are super cute and I have plans for a climbing rose on a trellis on the stone wall at the back, an arbor in another section of the yard, and am hoping to divide and transplant the peonies, irises and daylilies that we inherited with the house. I can't wait to see what color they all are. I will bet on pink for the peonies and my landscape designer friend things the daylilies might be stella d'oro which would make me quite happy as they are a little more controllable and interesting than giant swaths of the orange variety.
|"Before" of where I put the two new little beds. I love this doorway and can't wait to frame it beautifully.|
|Cutting and rolling up the sod to make it an open soil area for flowering plants!|
|A kind of chopped off "After" shot...shows all of the small bed on the left and part of the bigger one on the right. They are both half moons against the stone. Climbing rose will go on the wall to the right.|
|Here's where I envision the arbor. Right in that gap between that pole on the ground and edge of the new bed. I think it will be a great entrance to the garden from the drive.|
|A view of some of the yews across the front of the house that will require a chainsaw.|
|Legs of my trash table|
|And the oh-so-separated at the moment top...trying to figure out how to put it back together.|