Monday, August 31, 2009

Yarden pictures; Eiffel tower ornament etc

The Eiffel Tower awaiting a climbing red runner bean. At time of writing the bean has grown beyond the height of tower and climbing up onto the clematis vine. I don't like to use a lot of garden ornaments but nice to have a few just for accents.

The above is a tall bleeding heart in the background. Ferns and bergenia in foreground. This gets about 3 hours of sunshine a day and I treat all three as shade plants.
Garden Fact: Bergenia's and other large leaved plants just about always grow well for shade. The large leaf is intended to gather more sunshine; hence the chlorophyll for growth.
The Lady's Mantle has since bloomed. Since it readily goes to seed I cut the whole plant down to the ground about 3 weeks after enjoying the tall yellow blossoms it produced. Beautiful green foliage came up within 1 week. I fertilized it and have since continued to water it well. When the water sits on the leaves it looks like little diamonds. I love this plant just for it's foliage. Will post a close up of the leaves some day.

Monday, August 17, 2009

My garden girl, kennelworth ivy and valarian

My garden girl fountain. She wears a vine hat that I bought at a garage sale. Behind to left is a perennial valarian plant which has a beautiful fragrance. The root is used for sleep disorders and does not smell nice like the blossom. After it's done blooming I dead head the blossom which can grow as tall as 7 feet. I look forward to this every summer.
A nice place to have lunch al fresco - this spot is very private too.
Bought this stand at a garage sale just for this corner. The plant in the top pot and bottom pot is a kennelworth ivy, it loves it in sun or shade, pots or in the ground. We enjoy sitting here and observing the rest of the yarden. I love Non stop begonias. Here we treat them as an annual, starting over next year with a new plant.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pictures of present yarden

This tree/shurb is only 5 years old. Every summer we cut off about 3 to 4 feet to keep it topiary shaped.

Every yard/garden has a sweet spot. A place that's nice to sit and a place that is a pleasure to look at.

In the spring these are one of the first perennials to bloom. I bought the root many years ago. It was called a rare oriental peony. I have moved it from several recent gardens and divided each time. Once these are done blooming I dead head immediately. I stake them early in the spring. If it rains heavy the stakes support them so they don't sprawl in the middle. After it's done blooming it looks like a shrub even though it's a perennial. The leaves have a fern look. This is one of my favorite perennials. I feed it with bone meal in the spring and fall.

This would be the view of a butterfly. The miniature bleeding heart is hiding under the elder tree.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

First post for Yarden Collections!

Welcome to Yarden Collections! This is a place where I will post pictures of gardens etc that I have created in the past and present. I would also like to share garden tips at random.
I came up with the name Yarden Collections one day a couple of gardens ago while collecting florals to do a floral arrangement. I thought this is my yard and garden where I collect from. So from there I have called it Yarden Collections.