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Monday, August 1, 2016

A good start

A couple of weeks ago, while Emily was away a few days,
Laura and I got a decent start on the front yard.


But, Emily really wanted a tree out there, too.
Our favorite nursery has a "Charlie Brown" section, where we found a little Japanese red maple.
We picked up their last two pots of my plant that solves all, wooly thyme.


And last weekend put them in the ground.
Emily dug an almighty hole for the tree,
and Laura put in the wooly thyme.


I think we are done until spring, when we see how all our transplants from the old garden fared.


Well, I have ordered a hundred anemones, a hundred paper narcissus bulbs, and
a dozen or so allium (now, those are expensive buggers!) to plant in the fall.


Our new little tree is behind the bench, which I think probably will rust to nothing before we must move it out of the tree's way.


30 comments:

  1. there you all are beginning again, such is the way and the rewards

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  2. Hard work digging in the garden my back hates it.
    You have a lot of bulbs, I only have 5.
    Merle......

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  3. I see the bones of a great garden there!
    I've had a surprise here; my daffodils, which I had thought gone forever (stolen) have made an appearance! not all of them, but there are five showing green above the ground :D

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  4. Glad to see you got started on the garden. I love Japanese maples and those bulbs will make your heart sing come early spring.

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  5. I'm confused. Did you already move and you're starting a new garden? You accomplish more in a minute than I do during an entire day.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. July 4th, all day. Five loads in the pick up and as many in my car.

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  6. It will fill in nicely by the time you get everything planted. Well done!

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  7. You have made a most excellent start. And yay for anenomies. And narcissus. And alliums.

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  8. It is going to be so beautiful there.

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  9. It's so good to have some good, strong helpers.

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  10. I like that you are teaching these girls to like working in the garden. Richard and I enjoyed our times there together. I don't have grandkids that have been bitten by the gardening bug! Darian will help but he doesn't like it.

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  11. How neat you are already starting to make this place your home, doing what you guys know how to do pretty well. Plant :)

    betty

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  12. A red maple will be delightful x

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  13. Your garden will say, 'Here lives a friendly family'.

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  14. Hari OM
    My word that is looking waaaaay different to what I saw; and so glad to find familiar things there &*> Good work girls! YAM xx

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  15. I admire your enterprise: one hundred bulbs to plant in the fall!
    Thank heaven for grandchildren.

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  16. It is so much fun creating a new garden. We've been in our "new" place for three summers now. I get a huge kick out of looking at pictures of the plants when they were first planted compared to how they look now. I can't wait to see photos of the same spaces you have shown us above in a year or two.

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  17. Hard work, but a lovely garden will grow from the fruits of your labor. Your choices were excellent and I can't wait to see the pictures next year.

    I have a bench similar to yours. Rustoleum has kept it looking good for years.

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    1. Hadn't thought of that. It could be orange or red. Or, orange and red. Or,

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  18. It's looking really good. Your girls are very capable; that's a sign of good training!

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  19. Looks like a good start in your new garden.

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  20. You and your granddaughters are creating another masterpiece that you can enjoy. I love family gardens or even tiny children's gardens and especially towns that plant gardens both small and large within their their open spaces. Nice -- barbara

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  21. I love freshly dug soil. It's great that the girls are happy to muck in. That is where I really went wrong with my daughter who has never shown any interest in it.

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  22. Wow-I know who to go to for gardening help now!

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  23. I planted nasturtiums here in Ohio this year... I knew we'd be here all summer and I was SO jealous of yours last year. Now... I don't have a pig... and I don't have a Japanese Maple, but your gardening gives me great incentive since I figure we'll be here a while next year. Yes... you and the girls are doing great!

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  24. a good start indeed. you're lucky the girls enjoy working in the yard.

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