• First spring at home

    by  • April 28, 2006 • Garden, Spring

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    April 2006- Our first spring here has been rainy for the last ten weekends, and then we left for a trip to Moab. When we returned it was spring finally, sunny and warm and everyone in town is planting in front of their homes and businesses , I notice as I drive past.

    Penstamon 'Rondo'

    Penstamon ‘Rondo’

    I, too, bought flats of flowers-to-be. This is what I planted, Purple Euphorbia, Penstamon ‘Rondo’, Coreopsis, Mexican Primrose, Erigeron Santa Barbara Daisy), Lamb’s Ears.

    From my neighbors I acquired some native daisies, Chrysanthemum paludosum Ox-eye Daisy, violets, baby tears, ‘flowering almond’, which turns out to be Bridal Veil spirea, daylilies and knifofia.

    The lower 40 and new Sycamore tree

    The lower 40 and new Sycamore tree

    A sycamore tree was planted at the far edge of the space I plan to garden near the creek bed and in an area that will need shade

    In May the lower patio was poured, I watch from the bench…

    2006-5-10 Lower Patio  is poured

    2006-5-10 Lower Patio is poured

     

    2006 May, the patio is tucked into the trees

    2006 May, the patio is tucked into the trees and will allow us to walk out barefoot in summer.

    I couldn’t find any Iceberg climbing roses, so sent away for two, planted her next to the south end of the house.  I also edged the top of the slope with stones.  A friend gave me some lilacs, put on the downhill side.

    Two Iceberg roses and a rock edge

    Two Iceberg roses and a rock edge

     

    As I work, over all, I see the mountain beyond.  Who needs a garden when you have such a view, but gardening is what you do, right?

    Cloudy mountain view

    Cloudy mountain view

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    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.