Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Few Judicious Wide Shots

As requested, here are a few judicious wide shots of the front garden, of the areas that I've managed to clean up.

The greenhouse from the front door

The orange flowers in those big pots are Tulipa 'Praestans Shogun.'  Last fall when it became obvious that I wasn't going to get them in the ground, I grabbed the pots of used soil that held last summer's tomatoes and plunked them in. When they've finished flowering and the foliage has died back, I'll fish them out and finally plant them. I might do this again deliberately this fall, but I'll use smaller, prettier pots. They would have looked smashing in one of my Talavera pots, I think.

Along the top of the recycled concrete wall

Sedum 'Angelina' and blue-leaved Acaena, in planting pockets in the concrete wall


A look back at the house, with flowering rosemary backing up Daffodil 'British Gamble' and a bicolor Muscari

A curvy spot in the recycled concrete wall

As they say, "Slow and steady wins the race." I'm making steady progress with my cleanup.

15 comments:

  1. Your concrete wall looks gorgeous with the plants growing over it and the tulipas in pots along the greenhouse, I think it looks great even nicer than using fancy pots.
    Wishing you happy progress with the cleaning of the garden I'm not yet finished too, but gardeners are never finished.
    Regards, Janneke

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  2. It all looks delightful! I especially like the recycled concrete wall with the pebbles in front of it. Spring is grand.

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  3. You're making great progress! Everything looks fresh and green. Ain't spring grand?

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  4. I'm glad you shared the wide shots, Alison. The garden looks terrific! Those tulips are impressive even in the recycled tomato pots and your beautiful greenhouse makes a great backdrop. I love the concrete wall too and that little bird tucked into the crevice is the perfect final touch!

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  5. It all looks great, especially that wall with all the plants growing over. Looks like it's always been there!

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  6. Those tulips look great! So cheerful. I should do something similar next fall...

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  7. I love your garden. The idea of planting bulbs in the tomato containers, is brilliant. I might have to do steal that idea. I love the two rosemary plants with different hues of blue flowers. Very pretty!

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  8. Working in the garden in spring is so rewarding. The clean up shows, and all around things are blooming and sprouting and emerging. Your garden is looking good.

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  9. Looking good! I finally did a little spring cleaning this past weekend, too, after all that planting I've been doing. Still so much to do. Happy spring cleaning!

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  10. Your tulips make a wonderful focal point, such a stunning colour! Love your wall with it's planting, it is all looking very good, you are further on with your tidying than I am!

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  11. Your tulips are fantastic, Alison! I was thinking of growing some in pots since the squirrels get them all. But I just planted freesia bulbs in a pot on my deck only to find one had been dug up and eaten during the night. So I guess I would still need to protect them. Your beds look great, I'm surprised how heavily the rosemary is blooming this year. Perhaps I will see you at Hortlandia.

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  12. Rosemary, daffodils and muscari - love this combination!

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  13. Looks great, I like the stone walls. Also the T. praestans 'Shogun'. I grow T. praestans 'Fusilier' which is bright red, but I'd like to add 'Shogun' to my assortment.

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  14. I can't get over how much the wall garden has filled in...gorgeous!

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  15. I do love pulled back shots. It's easier for my brain to get more of a feel for the space. Those tulips in the pots are gorgeous massed together like that!

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