Monday, April 25, 2005

Spring Cleaning

Andrew and I have been gardening like crazy around the house. My Nana and Grandpa mailed me a great copy of the Sunset Gardening book. I am hooked now. My Nana and I visited some nurseries in Sacramento to pick out plants/trees for our front and back yards. There is still a lot to do, but here are some photos of our progress so far.

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Teenie and LuLu enjoyed our back bed before we banned them from messing around in it!

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Our newly planted back bed. We planted ceanothus (wild lilac) because it will grow big and tall, tolerates little water, and has beautiful spring blossoms (blue/white).

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Ceanothus up close.

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We are still working on getting rid of the gravel and fill dirt.

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Front of House BEFORE!

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Front bed NOW! (New Zealand Flax and Gardenias)

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Front side area BEFORE.

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No more Palm Tree! I planted Flame Callas along the wall (I know they need more shade, but I am testing them out) and Birds of Paradise under the front window.

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Closer up.

Well, that is all folks. I have Clytostoma (Violet Trumpet Vine) on its way for the front, side fence. It was a bit of a dissapointment to plant the plants and have it look so small. I always have visions of the plants full grown. Time will tell. I also ordered a Sophora Japonica (Japanese Pagoda Tree) for our backyard.

Take care and enjoy the Spring sun!

2 comments:

jes said...

looks good. :)

Kelly said...

It rocks! Bravo, can't wait to see it in person this weekend!