Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Garden Tour

Tomorrow is "Gardening Exercise Day". During Memorial Day weekend, I spent most of my time outside fixing up my garden and I certainly did get lots of exercise planting it! I wish I had taken a before picture to share, because the changes are pretty dramatic... at least to me. I'm very lucky because I was just able to walk down to the nursery and grab some dirt from the dirt pile and then pick out whatever plants and flowers I wanted. It was free to me which also makes me a happy camper! Shiner also had a good time helping dig holes and sniff around.

I'm a good helper - honest! 

This is a full shot of the main garden. My daughter had already previously planted some things around the fish pond to the right and in front of those panels that need to be put up on the left. Our bathroom was recently remodeled so that's why they are like that. The tree in the very middle was overgrown so I trimmed it way back. Under the tree were some dead box shrubs. At first, I didn't think I'd be able to get them out, but my daughter tugged on one and it came right up! That bird bath in the shot is going somewhere out of my yard...



This is the right side of the garden that has the fish pond. From right to left you'll see some 4 o'clocks that we planted from seeds last year, Pentas, Gerber Daiseis, Coleus, Miniature Rose, Dianthus, Caladiums, Periwinkles, Angelonia, Mexican Petunia, and some other stuff.


On the left side of the garden from right to left there are Impatiens, more Coleus, a Hydrangea, Chicken Gizzards, different kinds of Begonia, more Caladiums, Airplane plants. You can't really see them but there are also some Skullcaps in the garden too, but they're still small. I hope that once the plants start to fill in more over here it will look really nice.


I also created two brand new gardens in some new areas around my house. The next one is right out my backdoor and under my kitchen window. There's another ugly missing panel from some construction. From right to left there are Caladiums, Oxalis, Primrose, Torenia, and I don't know what those plants in the back are.


The final flower bed is on the other side of the stairs under one of my bedroom windows. From right to left you'll see those blue flower plants that I can't remember the name of, Periwinkles, Firebush, more nameless plants, and some Angelonia. 


I know it's supposed to be Wordless Wednesday, but I've been seeing so many other gardening posts that I wanted to share my own! Happy gardening everyone! 


52 comments:

  1. That looks great!! I wish I could get outside and do the same thing, but it is getting way to hot to be outside anytime from 11am - 6pm!!

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    1. Agreed! When I did this, it was actually pretty nice outside... otherwise I would have lazied out...

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  2. What a lovely garden! I'm moving soon to a place where I can finally have a small garden and I am looking forward to it!

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  3. Very, very pretty. Nice places for me to nap, pe-i mean, play and hide.

    WOOF WOOF!

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  4. Great garden Ann. We hope we all have a good Summer to enjoy them. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. It looks great! If you need helpful paws, just call me I'm the best hole digger :o)

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    1. My daughter might need some help Easy - it was taking her a very long time digging deep holes lol.

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  6. Great post! Your gardens will be really lovely this summer :-)

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  7. Everything looks lovely! Super lovely. I so admire those with a green thumb. My goal this year is to keep my front yard relatively weed-free and my porch plant alive for the entire summer. You'll have to show us pictures every few weeks as things grow and develop.

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    1. Thanks Lori! It'll be hard to keep all the weeds out over here too... I think I spotted a bit of poison ivy sprouting in the big flower bed.

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  8. Oh I LOVE gardening. If you read my post last week I am a great helper. I wish I live close. Happy BlogPaws WW. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. I did see your gardening post last week Sugar - it was great!

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  9. You're like our mom. She keeps expanding the gardens she has and making new ones. We know she likes them and they are really pretty, but time spent in the yard is time taken away from us! Mom says that she hopes you'll share photos later in the summer when things start to fill in. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  10. Oooh, all those lovely colored plants?!? It's going to be beautiful, Miss Ann!
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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  11. Looks awesome, I love all the colors you choose.

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  12. Nice garden! Happy gardening :)

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  13. Wow! Quite the lil gardener aren't you! Looks fabulous but how do you keep all those pretty things straight with names? hehe

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    1. Living at a nursery for 28 years of my life lol...

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  14. I am so good with indoor plants but I murder gardens. I admire your green thumb!

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    1. I don't do the indoor garden thing lol.

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  15. What a beautiful garden!! Happy WW, following from the blog hop!

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    1. Hey there - thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Wow, you sure did a lot of gardening! It already looks great, and I'm sure it will look even more beautiful once things start filling in. By the way, I laughed when I read that one of the plants was called "Chicken Gizzard."

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    1. Hehe - that is what my mom called it. I'm sure it has a more scientific name... most plants have a few names.

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  17. Just beautiful! You should join the Society of Feline Gardeners on Thursdays!
    You ARE lucky that your family owns a nursery. I usually buy plants and flowers and veggies and all to plant on our balcony, don't think I can afford to do it this year! :(

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    1. I doubt I'd be able to afford it without the nursery either. Although some of the biggest flowers we have in the garden right now were planted from seeds last year and those are relatively cheap.

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  18. shiner...ewe did a grte job helpin yur mom...and a lot oh holes ta dig...whoa...yur garden iz way kewl...hope ya getted sum extree treetz for all yur hard werk ;)

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  19. Such pretty flowers. I'm sure Shiner was an excellent helper. Or did you actually do more supervising, Shiner?

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    1. Hmmm well she is a pretty good snoopervisor...

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  20. Wow!! You have been busy, and in this already blazing Texas heat. I am trying to phase out most of my gardening chores for summer, just because of the heat. Come fall it will be another story! I love gardening and landscaping!

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    1. That weekend was rainy off and on and pretty cloudy thankfully. I try not to do much work out there in the middle of the day. In the afternoons, it's nice and shady there. Just picked up a kiddie pool today, maybe we'll spend more time out there in the evenings.

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  21. Beautiful! Wow - never heard of chicken gizzards. Great name for a plant!

    I've been thinking of doing a "garden" post too - although I don't have much of a garden. It's almost all just succulents in various pots - but I do love my succulents!

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    1. I don't think I've heard of those before.

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  22. I just love flowers! I get so excited every spring when I see the flower shops opening up for the season.

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  23. Wow, you and Shiner did a LOT of gardening! It looks very beautiful! And just in time for the nice, warm weather too :)

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    1. Oh my gosh it was a LOT! We hauled at least 10 buckets of dirt in a wagon. Maybe I should have employed Shiner to pull the wagon for me hehe

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  24. Oh sihiner and Ann your garden looks so lovely, putss my backyard to shame, although most would haha, glad your having fun in the outdoors!

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  25. Beautiful! Well done, Shiner! Finn's best talent in the garden is getting lost in the tall grass!

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  26. Looks good Anne, i can't wait to see it in a few weeks time.

    Sheba.

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  27. Looks good the dudes and I worked in our gardens too today. Wish those weeds would quit popping up.

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  28. Mine was also not wordless ;)

    Your garden looks great and I envy your big space. I could make a proper outdoor pool for my turtles.
    I see that ypu are good with both plants and animals...I am terrible with plants ;)

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  29. Very nice! We've been doing some gardening too. Funny how pups love to stick their noses into fresh dirt!
    Your pals,
    Diane and Rocco

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  30. I love gardening! They gave me my own special corner to dig in.

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  31. I love gardening . It is creative! Yours is very beautiful.

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  32. We love to work in our yard too but don't do a lot. Yours looks terrific. Love all your pretty flowers.

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    1. I haven't really done anything with mine in a few years... if I didn't have the nursery out my backdoor, I probably wouldn't have done any of this.

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