Thursday, March 11, 2010

This Year's Plantings

Oriental Poppy

The new yard has a much smaller planting space than the old one did. I am actually happy about it in some respects because it will be much easier to maintain. I did get a little sad yesterday when looking at some of the images I took of the old garden beds but I have already started playing in the dirt. Getting ready to plant this year's seeds. The new garden will be even more lovely than the last! Above is an oriental poppy which will go in the main garden bed along with seashell cosmos, salmon zinnia and California poppies.

Seashell Cosmos


California Poppies


Primrose will go in our various planters that are at the top of our drive.


Hollyhocks, bronze fennel and Linaria are going in front of the set back. I'm hoping to block where we keep out garbage dumpster with the Hollyhocks. The bronze fennel (which is the larval food for swallowtail butterflies) will go in front of that. It is also known to repel deer which I have a feeling will be very important this year. The Linaria will go in front of the fennel. I liked them and thought it would add a pop of color.

Bronze Fennel


Milkweed and Sweet William are going down the side of the house. Milkweed is the larval food of monarch butterflies. Sweet William 'catchfly' was a free pack of seeds that just so happens to coordinate well with the milkweed.


Sweet William

Hopefully everything will thrive, the deer will truly stay away from the plants the *experts* say they dislike and I will be able to share some photos from our garden. We will find out soon enough. Happy Spring!


Anonymous said...

I bet this years small space brings as much joy as last years, and half the work too:) God knows what will get done for gardening here this year, as long as I get to breathe fresh air, dig in the dirt, and keep everything watered, I'll be great. No matter what I know I'm blessed. Thanks for posting and sharing your garden plans. Thanks! Cathy

Tomas said...

Wow!... your plantings transfered me into the wonderland. Just fabulous flowers put me under a charm. It is hard even to believe my own eyes. What a beauty! Thank you for that unforgetable light of love

Anonymous said...

That is your gardens already?! Mine are still buried under snow :(

elf said...

Oh NO! These are just photos of what's to come.I do have primrose blooming and plants coming up since all the snow has melted but these are just newly planted seeds.:o)