Monday, May 30, 2011

Four backyard garden photos.

I tried growing ornamental cabbages in pots on the table - don't know if I would do it again since it dries out so fast and the cabbage has a longer root these small pots couldn't accomodate.
In the bottom pic I grew the hens and chicks in a garden saucer. These need little to no water since they are somewhat of a fleshy plant.
Credits to Jerry Jones for the tree stamped on back of image using Photoshop.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Small compact gardens.

Oh the joy of gardening. I no longer need a third of an acre to garden, just doing it on a small scale in our back yard is sufficient. In the past I was a slave to many a garden. This little spot brings us such pleasure with minimal work once all the annuals are planted in the pots. 99% of perennials in the ground.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Three backyard spring 2010 pictures.

It's always such a thrill to see the perennials come up each spring after a cold and long winter.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Last years garden pictures to motivate me this year.

It's always fun to look at what we planted the previous years. This year I would like to plant more of the non stop begonias on the deck. It has become quite shaded with the Elder shrub getting bigger which will be great for any begonias. These pictures were taken in early summer by the size of the plants.