Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In the Garden

Our roses:
Between rain storms on Memorial Day we tried to whip the yard into shape. First we planted five Recurvifolium Ligustrum, or wavy leaf Privet on the back hill. We expect these to fill in to a solid wall about 15 ft high to block our view of the neighbors' new three story addition. Starting out in one-gallon pots, they have a bit of growing to do!
Next we planted several Razzleberri Loropetalum, or Chinese Fringe, also on the back hill. These will also grow tall and fill in together. We hope to completely block the ugly fence as well as the neighbors' addition. We want to look like we live in a park! Right now it's hard to believe that this flat little plant...
will some day grow to this...
After weeding, The Professor mowed and edged the lawns, while I tied up the tomato plants. My tomato cages disintegrated two years ago, so this is a new method for me. I'll see how it works.

2 comments:

NewKidontheBlogg said...

I have an herb garden in pots on my outside baker's rack. It is pictured on one of my blogs. My herb garden is less work than all you have.

Can't find the book I was going to send you. If I were as organized as you are, it would have been no problem.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thanks so much for the nice email! That rose is so gorgeous! That color is just amazing!!!