• First Flower Beds

    by  • May 1, 2006 • Garden, landscaping

    We have lived here for 8 months and five of those in the new house. As far as the garden goes, the first big priority was to dispose of the huge piles of construction debris…our responsibility according to our contract with Western Homes. For this the tractor was essential. Larry also brought up loads of sand from the little waterfall area where the pond used to be and topsoil from the forest floor.

    May 2006 New Planting Beds
    May 2006 New Planting Beds

    These are my planting areas in spring of 2006:

    Front Entry Bed-Evergreens, CA natives and groundcovers

    Front Beds & Stacked Stone Wall- Evergreens, germander and thyme, lavender and rosemary.

    Lower Patio Area- Iris, heuchera, and daylilies.

    Rose Bed Area- Two iceberg roses and wildflowers.

    Sycamore Area- Just one tree so far.

    Still learning about CA natives and deer-resistant plants.


    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.