Well we made it through the last three days of frost and freezes without too much damage.
I got the rest of the beds mulched yesterday and I am glad that job is done. I have to paint this bench yet. I am thinking a bright blue maybe. Behind the bench out of the picture is Hydrangea, Campanula, Astilbes and Japanese Anemones that are spreading like crazy. This is a picture of the back of the middle bed with the shade bed which is front of the Rhododendrons. Some of the plants this bed contains are: Astilbe, Anemones, Lily’s, Phlox, Salvia, Foxgloves, Delphiniums, Coneflowers, Campanula, Columbines, Mums, Penstemon, and Veronica. I have a lot packed into my beds for layering and color.
While mulching I discovered that the yellow Capistrano Rhododendron that has been dying over the years had finally died clear out so it was dug up and the Lavender was quite dead.
I will have to come up with some plants to take their place so maybe I will just sow Cosmos seeds in here for late season color.
I have to white wash this fence yet that hides the cistern filter. Here I have Lilies, Phlox, Coneflowers, Sedum, Hibiscus and two roses; a Scentimental rose and a Rainbow Knockout rose. Apricot Beauty tulips are blooming in the container.
This side bed has something blooming all the time and is loaded with plants such as Astilbes, Daffodils, Tulips, Alliums, Monarda, Phlox, Agastache, Penstemon, Rudbeckia, Dianthus, Yarrow, Echinacea, and Sweet William. I am sure I am forgetting some.
A few China Town tulips are blooming there now.
Along the woodland bed the rows of lilies, alliums and irises are all growing.
I have all kinds of plants in the woodland bed such as: Coneflowers, Peonies, Yarrow, Meadow Rue, a Rhododendron and Jane Magnolia, Ligularia, Hosta, Astilbe, Daffodils, Tulips, Daisies, Campanula, Hydrangeas, and Monarda.
The Carousel tulips in the Rose Garden will open when the sun comes around to shine upon them.
Over the last two weeks I have showed you around a lot of my flowerbeds as I have been working on them. I usually do not take pictures that show the beds in the garden but just the flowers so I hope this gives you some idea of a few of the beds. I have five other beds around here which will be show in later postings.
We are going to have a nice warm up this weekend and a little rain. Believe it or not with the winds we have had and few rains in the last couple of weeks it is getting dry out there. So all of this mulching may be a blessing if we have a dry spring and summer.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and….