Thursday, May 05, 2011

Cottage Flora!

I've been wanting to join Traci and friends for Cottage Flora Thursday for awhile now but never get to it. Today I'm going to show you a new garden area I'm working on.

The grass in this area of my front lawn wasn't growing very well so, of course, I decided I might as well extend the garden! I dug off all the sod last weekend .

I started some planting but was stopped by the weather. I took the garden pictures this morning and I want you to notice the sunshine! We haven't seen any of this since last Saturday.

I got the 'ladder' at a household sale. I cemented it in the ground and planted a clematis to grow on it.

I used some old croquet mallets and balls for the corners along with a primrose.

I added some hyacinth bulbs I got for Easter and a few miniature daffodil bulbs. I put my kid statues beside the ladder. That's all the planting I have done so far. This area gets morning and evening shade so I'll need to be careful what I plant. I would love to get out and work today but I have to work at the paying job and it is only about 40 degrees.

Stop over and see the other garden posts at Fishtail Cottage and join the party!


Becca's Dirt said...

Lots of work but fun work. I love the new garden. I love the garden art. The ladder is a good idea and looks nice. Can't wait to see what else you set out there.

Darla said...

I love what you have done here! And the little kids are a bonus.

Zoey said...

What fun to be designing a new garden--I know it is going to look fabulous!

Fishtail Cottage said...

So fun for you to design a new garden! Can't wait to see what you share next? Thanks so much for joining Fishtail Cottage's, Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoxo, tracie