Friday, May 15, 2009

Only 119 to go.....

I've been working on planting all my dahlia tubers for the last 10 days or so....whew....it's taking a long time. I can only plant for an hour or so before my belly starts cramping up, then I have to stop or at least take a break for a while. Normally I would just push through it and tough it out just to get the job done, hehe, yeah that doesn't work so well at six and a half months preggo. I know it'll be worth it. This is not quite half of the bags of tubers, all divided by variety.It's going to look so awesome this summer. There will be flowers all around the driveway, across the front lawn, and down the side lawn by the garden wall. It's about 320 plants :) I planned all the colors out to so it will blend red-yellow-orange-white-purple-pink, should look really cool and make it easier to harvest flowers for the bouquets.

This is the first rose bloom of the year! It's up against the house so it has a little head start on the others.


I can't remember the name of this bush, but I think the blooms are really cool!


And our wisteria is also in bloom. There are three in pots that we are training to be trees, this one needs a little attention, but the blooms are so pretty :)


It's a little hard to see, but I weeded our front walk last weekend and planted petunias on the right side. Also trimmed back the shrubs on the left and put up the hanging baskets on the posts. We're getting ready for several warm days so the petunias should start blooming soon then there will be some nice color.





4 comments:

Nanny-Laurie :) said...

Are you sure you're preggo - you work too hard!! hehe take it easy :) and I believe the bush that you forgot the name of is a hydrangea

Lynnette said...

Master gardener lady says its a viburnum? Must be related to the hydrangea they look a like to me!

Emily Marie said...

I have to admit, I thought you were talking about days in your pregnancy! Hahaha, anyway, you guys are so great with planting, I need to adopt that so I have a beautiful yard as well!!!! Be careful with your belly!

Olivia said...

WOW...nesting anyone? You are amazing!