Despite the mounds and mounds of snow that still are blanketing Mossberry Cottage spring is on her way. With warming temperatures in the low 40's during the day it is only a matter of time now before the ground is exposed, besides our dirt road which is currently experiencing "mud season" and has tracks in it that make bumper cars seem more like a ride on a newly paved highway in a Cadillac!
So. With thoughts of spring a few weeks ago I placed part of my garden order. Some of you may recall that we had a large area backhoed last fall to make room for our garden. Living on an old farm logically the back of the barn, the barn now being our home, resided the family garbage dump! Finally it is all cleaned up and ready for some new soil amendments and plants that have been invited. I thought in keeping with thoughts of spring I would share the plants I've ordered so far and this way you can watch as it all takes shape...
Hydrangea Vanilla Strawberry
Bee Balm for the butterflies, hummingbirds and bees of course!
(OK, minus that purple one... but with my luck the mix will be more purple
than anything else, lol!)
Diamond grass, not sure yet where this beauty will be planted
Butterfly coneflower mix that are destined for the side bed
that runs along the front of our screened in porch
Salvia May Night
8 different hosta for all those shady spots
New Dawn climbing rose that will be trained up and over
the mudroom at the front of the house
Wild horses daylily to go in between my white and blue hydrangeas
(aren't these the prettiest daylilies you've ever seen?!) They should look
good mixed in with my orange tiger lilies as well...
Blue moon re-blooming wisteria which will be trained to
go up and over the front of our garage
And then these are the contenders I'm still thinking about...
The ubiquitous Lily of the Valley (yes, I know it spreads undauntedly but I have so much new
bare ground that these heavenly smelling little flowers are welcome)
Royal hellebore mix
Clematis Josephine to train up the rails of the back
steps of our porch
I will try to remember to take before and after pictures as I go along so you can share in the changes upcoming at Mossberry Cottage! :D
And we still haven't even begun with the raised vegetable beds!
As always Hugs and thanks for popping by for a visit!