I'm not real sure how far into the summer of 2017 I got so I will just post some of my blooming flowers. Here are some that were taken in June, 2017.
Chives and a Clematis
Some Iris. I am not good with knowing their names.
Molly Allium and a Hosta next to my Bleeding Heart.
Lupine and my only Peony
Columbine and Catmint
Spiderwort and Hydrangea
Lilies and Daylilies have started blooming
Now we will see what is blooming in July and August 2017.
Balloon Flowers and Purple Coneflowers
Peruvian Daffodil and Not sure
Canna Lily and Gladiolus
Zinnia and Blue Sea Holly
Liatrus and Tiger Lily
Purple Coneflower and Black-Eyed Susan and Russian Sage
Pom Pom Dahlia and another Dahlia
2 more Dahlia
Re-blooming white Iris and Garden Phlox
Well, that pretty much takes us up through August blooms. Things are starting to wind down. I guess I didn't post pictures of my 4 O'clocks, Sedum, Bee Balm, Delphinium, Honeysuckle Vine, and some of my other vining flowers. Oh well, There is always next time. I think my next post will be of my flower beds at different times of the year during 2017.
Until then Happy Gardening.
It is hard to believe that it has been nearly 2 years since I have updated my blog. This is my only blog so you would think that I would be able to keep up. Let's just blame it on LIFE.
Let's see, what have I been doing since October of 2016. First, I will post some pictures and then I will comment on them.
Above is a snowman that I made in January 2017.
Below are some of the visitors to our yard during the winter of 2016/2017.
Below are my 2016/2017 Christmas decorations.
Spring April 2017
This is my flag pole bed on the left side of the front yard as you are looking at our house.
This is the 2 rail flower bed on the north side of the house.
This is my Ferris Wheel flower bed.
This is the 2 rail flower bed on the south side of the house.
Spring of 2017 is when I finished putting a flower bed around my garden shed. I added some of my own Hosta plus newly bought Hosta and my own Jacob's Ladder.
These are a couple pictures of the front of our house in June 2017.
As you can see I have increased this bed a little and am putting down new mulch and a rock border.
These next pictures are of my Gnome and Fairy land. It is located between the garage walk-in door and the front deck.
I would like you to meet Freddie our pet goat and 2 of our 5 horses. The 3rd picture is our mule, Dixie, with Roy another one of our horses.
Well, that's all for now. I will continue later when I find the time. It is a beautiful Sept 11, 2018 morning 7:57 AM and I need to get my day outside started. There is always so much to do. I will continue with the Summer of 2017 when I return.
In this area there are 10 raised beds. They are made out of landscape timbers. The raised beds are 4' X 8'.
This first picture is the road side of the garden. A huge Asparagus patch is on the outside. Along the 2-rail fence on the outside I planted Asiatic Lilies, Daylily, and white re-blooming double Iris. On the inside towards the field are Daylily, Columbine, and Dwarf Iris. Daylilies are planted along the 4-rail fence in the back.
This is the garden shed side. Along this side on the inside I planted Iris and Spiderwort. Along the front of both sides on the inside are Daylily, Bee balm, and Black Eyed-Susan.
I planted my tomatoes in this area in the front of the beds. I like to sit and rest a while when I am out here tending my vegetables. These pictures were taken the end of August 2016 so a lot of my veggies have been harvested like beets, peas, lettuce, radishes, and others.
I planted my potatoes in the red tubs. It did not work out very good so I will not be planting them in the tubs next year.
In the center of this bed are ornamental peppers with a row of green beans on both sides of it.
This patch of green is ornamental cucumbers.
In these beds I have flowers planted. They are mostly Iris that I received this year which will be relocated next year.
Here is the left section of my flower bed that runs along our fence in the back yard.
As you can see, there is plenty of room for me to add more flowers. I have landscape fabric down under the mulch which really helps to keep the grass and weeds from growing. It shouldn't be too hard to add flowers when I get the time.
I call this my bird house flower bed. This old dump rake is missing a few parts. It was along a fence in one of my DH's farm fields. It had a tree growing inside it so DH cut off the tree and we put it in the yard with the stump attached. April 2016
This is my Ferris Wheel flower bed. My Grandson gave us this tree that he grew in school. Then a friend gave me this Ferris Wheel that he used to have in a parade that he didn't want anymore so I made a bed around my Grandson's tree and added the Ferris Wheel. The Iris here are double white re-blooming.
Here are updated pictures taken July 2016 of the Bird house bed and the Ferris Wheel bed.
These yellow flowers sure do reseed and spread. I may have to try and stop them next year so they don't take over the whole bed. This summer I planted some Iris and Daylily in this bed.
This is my side flower bed on the north side of our yard by my 2-rail fenced in raised vegetable garden. In the last post were pictures of the side bed next to the pasture that is similar to this one. I just redid this north side bed this year with fabric and new mulch. The Lilies were planted last year. This bed isn't finished yet. I want to put a rock border around it.
Updated pictures of my Flag Pole flower bed taken July 2016.
This is the garden shed side of my raised vegetable garden that has a 2-rail fence around it on 3 sides and our 4 rail property fence along the back.
These are some NOID ditch Daylily. My girlfriend gave me some of her Asiatic Lilies that have just gone crazy.
Last winter we moved my garden shed about 12 feet to this new location next to the vegetable garden. This spring I made these 2 small flower beds next to the entrance. The Sunflower came up on its own so I let it grow.
Next are a bunch of pictures of my flower bed that runs the whole length of our yard in back along our 4-rail property fence taken July 4, 2016..
This is the half way point across the back yard. The above pictures were of the south half which is about 140' X 3'. I am adding a few close ups of flowers in this area.