For years, I have had this vision for our side yard. It is quite large, and boring. There was nothing there. We drive by it all the time, and with our daughter graduating in June and an impending Open House, Now was the time to plant perennials, and get this done. The only thing missing is a rusty gate, (which I have and which DH says will be in by the weekend!!) which will go behind the hydrenega. I will post a picture when that is in!!
My mom and dad came up Friday afternoon, we already had the bricks in place, and a small amount of dirt in the center garden. We put 55 (40lb each) bags of top soil into this garden. Plus 5 (40lb) bags of mushroom compost. Some went into the small side garden, but not many. That's alot of dirt!! My mom is a pro at this flower planting stuff, I should take pictures of her garden, it could go in any garden magazine. She is very good at it, and can work circles around me! Her and I went to the greenhouse on Friday, and bought the perfect amount of stuff. I have a beautiful hydrenga, old fashioned roses, zebra grass, and maiden grass. I also have daisies, and cone flowers. I planted some mums in the front, as the rest of it will be coming to an end soon. The side garden has black-eyed susan's in there too. Then along the house we planted lilies. My husband is gaga over his lilies. They do look nice, and bloom pretty much all summer here in Michigan. We kidded him all weekend about him and his lilies. (I'm surprised he didn't want to name our daughter...Lily :)
I have to laugh at the picture of my dad. I took two, don't know where the other one is, but he really isn't mean, he sort of looks it in the picture, but I just took a bad shot. Love you dad!!! I really couldn't have done this without Mom's help, again, she is amazing. Did you know that plants need a trench around them?? I didn't. I guess it helps to get water directly to the roots, so they take. Guess that's all for now. Yes, I did work on this project, but I decided the pictures of me were sinfully horrible, so I stayed behind the camera. Better for you all!!!! Hope you have a great start to your week, and that you had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.