Sunday, July 31, 2022

Fall Is Coming

 Well I hate to say it but Fall is coming!  Some of the trees are just starting to change I know it's from the shorter days we are having now.  While I love the Fall I don't love what comes after!  The dreaded S word S N O W. There now I've said it!  I guess I will just have to go into hibernation mode when that happens and hopefully plan out what I'm going to do next Spring as far as landscaping goes.  The nice thing about Winter is at least there is football to watch!  

One thing I have decided is in my "Garage Bed" I'm going to be planting Creeping phlox for ground cover I think I'm going to go with pink and purple there and some ajuga on the deck side.  

pink phlox

Thursday, July 28, 2022



One of the jobs I hate is weeding and I have so much of it to do.   I recently decided to lay cardboard down with mulch on top of it it seems to work great however I have to weed before I do that.  It's been so hot here that I just can't be out very long. I am sure that it will take me until fall to get everything done.  I want to get some foundation plants this fall to plant in the back yard namely in front of my deck after we paint and get the lattice up on the deck. We still have at least another good 2 months of summer left before the leaves start to fly. 

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Well Here We Are 2 Years Later!


Wow, have things changed! We have done some more landscaping around the house and around the garage. I'm not sure how to upload my pictures from my iPhone to my computer, but I'm sure I will figure it out!

My hosta bed in the front of the house is different I lost some hostas which is fine it gives me room to plant other things.  My new obsession is Tall Phlox!

Tall Phlox  Orange

I do not have this orange one, but will have it next year!  I have two kinds of purple Tall Phlox and a pink and white one.  I have so many plans for my yard. I need to make more money to support my garden habit!

Sunday, April 12, 2020

I am just itching to get outside and plant everything I have bought!!!  The weather here in Iowa has been very rainy and cold.  Now that we are all locked up in our homes because of the Covid19 virus, I want to start planting now!  I know that can't happen until May but having all this time off I would love to put it to good use!  In the interim, I can always dream and blog!  Here is another Lily that I am going to plant it's called a Salmon Star Lily it is so pretty I can't wait to see it in the garden!

Salmon Star Lily
I already have a Stargazer Lily and a just a plain white lily I am looking to get every color lily possible I just love lilies!  Who doesn't? 

Where I have planted them, I have plenty of room for more. I add a new lily every year. I plant them in behind my hostas and they look great! I've got so much to do, and plenty of time right now, but that's not going to happen.  Too early to plant. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Blackeyed Susans

One of my favorite flowers.... Black-eyed Susans, I think the first time I saw these flowers I fell in love!!  I always said that if I bought a house the first thing I would plant would be these!  They are so sunny, happy, and bright!

Black-eyed Susans
I got seeds to start for this plant, I hope they come up!  I know I can always go get a plant if they don't, either way, this flower will be a star in my garden this year!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Stella D' Oro

One of my most favorite flowers Stella D' Oro!  I've bought 3 of them to go out front!  I have a pretty big area to fill in front of my house I thought 3 of these would look great in that big square. I have two hostas that are planted and need to be relocated, not sure where I'm going to put them but I will find a place!

These flowers just scream Happy!  I love the fact that they are rebloomers, I'll have happy little flowers all the way from Spring to Fall!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

I got a Clematis!

I did it, I went and got my purple Clematis!  It is called H.F. Young. I don't think it will bloom this year, but the second year it should, I will be so impatient waiting for the blooms!

H. F. Young Clematis
I know exactly where I'm going to put it! I just have to get a trellis for it.  I hear they are easy to train to a trellis.  It should be beautiful Can't wait!

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