Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Shade Garden Is Coming Along

I would just like to say HELLO to
all our new followers...
it's so nice to have
you come to visit
us here in the country!

Our shade garden is coming
along nicely.
We bought a few more
plants and hubby worked
on the trellis
so now I just need to find
some climbing hydrangea for that.

Tara Dillard if you're reading this
my plan is to put mulch down for now
but as time goes by ...replace it
with a ground cover.

One of the new hosta's in the 
photo above.

I've planted a few hardy ferns.
This is one of the smaller type but
I planted 2 that will be quite
large in time.
Ferns remind me of
when I lived in 
British Columbia.

I still have to plant the front
and back carriers 
on my old bike.

Here are a few of the hosta's 
that I just planted today.

I love the colors in the one above!

Above is a Japanese Painted Fern.

I love the colors in this Columbine.
I plan on planting pink and yellow 
David Austin Roses
and soon the 
house will be a soft yellow.

The fern and these two 
hosta's are new

Hubby got the wooden support 
strips on the trellis for the
climbing hydrangea.

In the background I hope to plant
a couple of Rhododendrons. 

Ok...I know these aren't shade 
plants but I just wanted to show
you the old wheel barrow 
hubby made for me years

Isn't it cute! 

I love geraniums.

Well...hubby is back from getting gas
for the power saw so we're off
to get firewood from along the creek
behind our farm.

No rest for the weary! 

I'm linking up with Amy 
from Verde Farm for 


I hope you'll hop on over and
say Hi to Amy and check out her
post and visit the others who
are joining in this week.

Have a great weekend!


Beatnheart said...

Just sitting here watching you grow and prosper. How lovely Maura.

Country Gal said...

It all looks soo wonderful.
Have a fantastic Easter.

The Bear's Blog said...

Happy Easter, sweet friend.


Hi, Miss Mona,

I wish you heaps of "Bunny Hugs" and carrots.

Heaps of Bunny Hugs,

Julie Harward said...

That is such a nice area. it is going to be beautiful. I think I would be tempted to put a hammock there! Have a nice Easter weekend. :D

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

maura, your hard work is paying off with such a stunning yard! i love your bike (of course!;)
and i look forward in see that climbing hydrangea. have a wonderful weekend!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

After looking at your yard I really need to get the lead out and do something spectacular with my little patch. Love the bike and the hostas.

Sunray Gardens said...

That's a lot of work you've put in and it's looking really good. Don't know if you kept the names of your Hosta's but believe me you'll wish you had if you didn't. You become addicted to them really quickly. Mine all have growth starting up now I believe. Nothing but rain for the next week but that sure is good for them.
Goldenray Yorkies

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I planted enough hosta's they filled in enough I don't need much mulch now! Wait till it is all done and you can sit back and enjoy the view!

Kath said...

This is going to be delightful Maura! I love the bicycle, but England is so damp, it would end up rusty within weeks.
I like Hostas, but we have so many snails, i dont know if its worth trying again :-(
It all looks charming and will make a beautiful frame around your pretty home.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Hello Maura! Your gardens look so lovely. You've put a lot of love into them, they're bound to grow heartily.
Happy Easter, my friend!

Dagmar said...

Happy Easter Maura...
It looks like you are well on your way with our shade garden...We are finally having a few days of spring on the OK valley. Still snow across the lake on the hills..brr..but it has been cool.. Love how you said the ferns remind you of BC!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

The shade garden is beautiful. We have shade along one side of our driveway as you enter the property and I haven't yet tackled it yet, but you've given me inspiration!!
Happy Easter!!

Meghan said...

Your place looks so pretty! I love all the pictures of your animals!

Anonymous said...

Your shade garden looks like it is coming along nicely. What a beautiful space to put flowers. I love the ferns as well, but my dog used mine for a lovely soft bed, and I'm not sure they are going to come back.


~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Every time I come here I have my heart beating just a little bit faster!
I can just imagine how GORGEOUS your property is becoming year after year!
Your hard work is me!
xo, misha

Skogkjerring said...

Hi Maura,
I just had to tell you there is a town in Norway with your name on it! I have been meaning to tell you this but I have been a little behind lately on my blog visits!!
Your garden will be lovely, I adore all those big trees and with such lovely plants below, in years to come that will be a favourite place to sit on a hot summer day!!
I just bought some geraniums myself and planted them in pots around my property. Pinks and reds and whites!! I think it is safe to begin putting plants outside, hopefully frosty nights are past us now!!!
Your wheel barrel is adorable, such a clever husband you have!!!
Hope you will have a wonderful day!!
Amy at Eventyrhus

Connys Cottage said...

That is such a nice area.
I like you garden.

geatings Conny

Ang said...

Your home and garden are just beautiful! I am so happy to have found your site. =)

Unknown said...

Looking wonderful Maura! Next to foxglove, columbine, I think is my favourite shade flower!

Ironstone and Pine said...

O my, i just came over from Farm Tails and I love love love your blog! Am now a follower..........spent my young chilchood in Kansas, what a wonderful state! Am looking forward to keeping up with you, would love for you to check me out @ Ironstone and Pine!!


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