Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday in the Garden 6.2.13

Hi, y'all. Are you having a great weekend?
Here's what's been happening in our garden.


The impatiens we planted last week in the pine island, have about doubled in size.


They're in front of three boxwoods we transplanted...they had outgrown their pots on the deck. 
The huge hosta at the end was transplanted at the same time. It's almost 4 ft. in diameter...it had really had outgrown it's pot.


We finally got a bird bath for the island, and planted around it with little odds and ends of hostas from the back yard. 
Most of them were not happy where they were, and had been declining the last few years. Hopefully, they'll like the damper area around the bird bath better.


Here's a different angle. We have one very late azalea blooming, and you can see the impatiens beyond.


Autumn ferns and hostas, as you see, we need to mulch. This side of the island is in shade, and the other side is in sun from about noon on...hot and dry and a challenge to plant. It's a work in progress, and not worthy of even taking a photo at this point. 
Hopefully, I'll be able to show you that later, once the daylilies we transplanted look a little better.

Other areas in the garden ~


An old urn holds another hosta near the driveway. Lots of wild stuff growing here.


Another urn near the walk way...


A dry shade area in the back yard. This is where the hosta were sulking.  I don't blame them...plenty of shade, but D-R-Y!
This is in the "back forty", and it's really hard to drag a hose way out there...it could be I'm just lazy.



Well, time for a break and a BIG glass of iced tea. Come on by any time! We always have iced tea...and lots of weeding that needs to be done. :)
Happy Sunday, y'all.
Hugs,
Babs

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21 comments:

Denise said...

I think your garden looks lovely, Babs. That shade of pink is my favorite for impatiens. I love your white hydrangea, autumn ferns, and purple petunias. Are those coral bells I see between the bird bath and the azalea? I used to have some of those in our garden in Greensboro -- they're wonderful.

I hope you're having a great weekend!

Denise at Forest Manor

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Babs, My word, how lucky to plant Impatiens and then to see them double in a week.... they are obviously in the perfect place. It is interesting looking at your garden as everything you have shown us, which grows in your warm climate, also grows here in England.
I have Hostas, Box, Hydrangeas and Petunias growing in my garden aswell.
Your garden is so pretty, it is always lovely to visit you.
Best wishes
Daphne

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It all looks wonderful and now it is getting a good dose of rain.

Sarah said...

Babs, you garden looks happy. Thanks for taking us a little walk. Always a treat to spend time in a garden.

Pat said...

Your gardens are beautiful, Babs. We have that same square birdbath on one of our berms. I love it.

Your Oak Leaf Hydrangea is gorgeous. Ours is budding. I should check it in the morning. Perhaps the buds are beginning to bloom.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your gardens look beautiful Babs...I love the urn with the hosta in it!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful garden! I love your ferns and hostas, the one in the planter looks so pretty. I've many hostas in urns and planters...they do so well in them and come back every year!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
Blessings,
Cindy

The French Hutch said...

Babs your gardens are lovely and your plants are really thriving. I love impatiens and hostas. I love having an island to garden in. I think your boxwoods are going to be happy there........I love the little church birdhouse tucked under the blooms and tall pines.
Have a lovely week Babs.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such a beautiful yard, Babs!
I must get out to mine and get it into shape. I have not even hosed down the patio yet. Have not had a warm day when I was not working that I could do so. This weekend has been chilly in the 50s and gray with rain!
Indoor projects for me!

:)
Hope you had a great one.
xox
A

Christine Graves said...

What a great space! and I loved that Oakleaf hydrangea spot. But I am with you on the dragging hose part...that and weeding are not my favorite either! lol

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I think the pine island area will fill out nicely. I love the urn with the purple and yellow annuals. I could never grow hostas in pots here. The roots would freeze in the winter. It's too bad because I like the look.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your Hosta's are sooo pretty. I have none but when I get those tree's cleaned out beneath them..I am getting some. You have really made me determined. LOVE the bird bath. It's different and old looking. Is this a nice time of year, or what?! :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Babs, what a gorgeous garden, I think I'd spend so much time outdoors in lovely weather! I specially love, love your hostas, what a lovely color they have! You also took some pretty shots of it all. Thanks for dropping by and you made me laugh about my liquor cabinet..so funny too. I thought I clear it up, people might think I just drink all day and open a can of Ital. tomatoes for dinner on top of some pasta and voila, caz I'm just too drunk to cook, LOL!!!
FABBY

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You have an amazing garden!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the new birdbath. We must get a new one too. I'll be looking for one that has as much character as yours!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We have lots of shade in our yard so I have plenty of hostas, ferns and impatiens too. Your island is beautiful!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Ferns and hostas are always favorite for me. Impatients seems to do so well in the shade and have such gorgeous colors. Yard work is always tiring, you deserve a glass of tea.

Pat Cantwell said...

Babs,
You must have been reading my mind, dear friend!!! I was hoping to see some close~ups of our Garden. . .and you delivered beautifully!!!Everything looks amazing!!! Love the hostas in the urn!!!
Although the new garden that is developing might not be photo~worthy now, please take before photos to share with us at a later date!!! Helps those of us to know, if we are patient, the rewards of all those hours of labor are splendid, indeed!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Jeanne said...

Nothing like a great stroll through the garden! It's all so beautiful! I'm ready for my iced tea!

Doreen@househoneys said...

You have a lovely garden Babs, and it makes me miss mine :(. I had hostas that could kick your hostas butt! Seriously, they were around 6' in diameter! And believe it or not, the deer didn't eat them!

Your impatiens are so pretty, and they love their home it seems. I remember planting impatiens one day for hours, and less than a week later they were all gone. The deer had a field day with them. I guess they figured they would give me a pass with the hostas but that's about it.

Thanks for visiting today!

Kelly said...

Your yard has so many pretty flowers and plants in bloom right now! I know it is getting harder to get out and work in it right now due to the heat and humidity. It's paying off for you though. Everything looks great!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

With all the rain we're getting - your flowers should do great!! You've put a lot of work into them all!! Such a lovely reward!