Thursday, June 11, 2009

The plan!

The back left corner of my yard has been a small shade garden for a few years. Since the whole area was too shady for grass to grow well I decided to enlarge the garden. It has taken awhile since I removed the sod myself. The first 2 pictures are from the left side.
My son brought me 2 loads of dirt and spread it for me. He told me if I put in many more gardens he won't be able to get into the back yard with his truck so he'll have to wheelbarrow it!
To add a little interest, I cut down a dead tree that has been leaning on a telephone pole in the back corner of my lot for years. ( Luckily I didn't take down any wires!)
This shot next is from the right side.
I'm really excited about this new garden and looking for all the shade/light sun plants I'll need. I've moved some plants to this area so there are other changes also, which I'll show you tomorrow.

7 comments:

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful idea! I can't wait to see what you put there.

Heather said...

great idea, can't wait to see how it turns out!

Cedar ... said...

Shade is tough,... when it's complete shade,... I'll be looking forward to see what you do with that area. Knowing you it will be nice!

Darla said...

My goodness that's a lot of 'fun' work for garden lovers. Oh, I can just see it....it's going to be wonderful!!

~~Rhonda said...

Jean, I love garden projects! This is going to be a fun one for you! I am looking forward to seeing the progress you make. Do you have hostas to put in the shade garden? What did you buy at the nursery? The car load of plants makes me want to go shopping!! :) ~~Rhonda

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Cheryl B.

Carla said...

You have been very busy!!! Your shade area looks so inviting, this house I'm in right now has NO shady spots, and I miss them.