Hi everyone-I hope everyone is doing well! I love seeing all of the pictures of all of your gardens waking up!! I went out the other day and took some pictures of the front yard-what a difference a couple of weeks makes in growth!! I added some pictures of the front yard flower gardens. Now, before anyone remarks, yes, there is a lot of grass. I am trying to methodically add one host garden at a time, so before the DH knows it, I will have dominated both front and back yards with hosta.
The pictures I have added is one of the beds kind of shaped as a kidney-I have lancifolia (inherited lots of these with the house) and in the middle is a NOID, great expectations, June, Praying Hands, Big Daddy, and Red October.
Another picture I took was at the front walkway-I weeded it and it looks tons better with hosta and phlox.
The flower bed near the garage of the house has many different varieties-Hanky Panky, Blazing Saddles, Blue Mouse Ears, just to name a few, but many are just starting to peek through.
There is also a burning bush I cut waaay back with hosta lining the bottom part of it-I think this year those hosta have really filled out the way I envisioned them to.
I will get some pictures of the back yard this week-I have been working hard to clear it out for my "dream garden" area. As I clear away the ground cover, I am finding really nice soil; I bought a Liberty (could become my new favorite hosta) and the Sagae I planted back there last year has come back this spring strong. I also planted tattoo, blue dolphin, and Invincible back there-they all look great! I'm also getting a feel for what is really planted in our backyard-as I've said before, many Mayapple, crocus, some daffodils, and many other perennials that I'd like to preserve and incorporate into the garden.
Thanks for reading my ramblings!! Take care!
Here is a link that might be useful: April 2012