April 11, 2016

Metrics of Spring


In looking back over the last six weeks, I realize


it took 800 tulips from COLORBLENDS,


about 14 flats of pansies and violas,


roughly 15 linear feet of 'Emerald Blue' creeping phlox,


5 old and established azaleas, one large and finally established to make it through the winter, lorapetalum,


8 or so 'Red Ruby' cabbages,


Lord only knows how many tufts of golden feverfew,



 one stone Easter bunny and two 4 ft. tall myrtle topiaries fresh-out-of-the- greenhouse storage for the beds, 


and many more smaller ones to march along the brick wall...


one severe case of steroids required! back strain,



to create this montage of 




and...more importantly... a fitting backdrop,


 for our Heinz-57 grand-dog, 


                                                                     Goose.




12 comments:

  1. Hi Linda,your yard is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to steal a few of you ideas for plant combinations. Do you start your feverfew and phlox from seed? What variety of feverfew do you grow?

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    1. Leslie, the phlox was started from gallon containers years ago. It is easy to find in
      the spring here....in a number of colors. Yes, the feverfew was started from seed (I don't remember where I got it), and happily reseeds every year. It is one of my favorite plants and I let it reseed with abandon!

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  2. It was worth it! It was so incredibly gorgeous! I drove by several times!

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    1. So happy you enjoyed it Sherry! New things are happening every day....sans tulips of course.

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  3. Absolutely spectacular!!! Sorry about the steroid part. I just had to do that also. Ah Spring <3

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    1. Thank god for the occasional dose of steroids, Janice!

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  4. Words fail! Interesting to know the numberes. Where do you find the lovely feverfew?
    Thank you again for sharing your gardens. It was my own little mini-trip to the Netherlands!

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  5. It looks like it was worth it! Wow! Thanks for the eye candy. :) I hope your back feels better soon!

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  6. Absolutely breathtaking!

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  7. Your yard is gorgeous and love your blog. Did you start your phlox and golden feverfew from seed? If so, can you share your source?

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