Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Planting has commenced.

In front of our house at the corner of our lot we have a berm. The berm has been in need of a reconfiguration for several years. I finally have a place to move at least one of the shrubs from here. I had my Dearly Beloved move one to the area opened when the pine trees came down by the new fence. He had quite a job wrestling this overgrown bush. His Dad gave us two of these Burning Bushes several years ago and I didn't have a place for them so when the berm was having issues of things dying on it I plunked them here. I always figured a place more suitable would appear at some time.
As you walk up to the side fence you can see it in its new home. No doubt there will be more to plant along this fenceline. We have a start and it feels good. I think it looks pretty good at this site too. This fall when it turns red it will look very pretty with all this white fencing as a backdrop.
You can see there is a hellebore and some ferns in the foreground. There is also a ratty looking azalea that refuses to die. Maybe it will perk up with it getting more sun. I also planted some daffodils that a friend brought to me. I have no idea what color they will be. I hope it all takes.

17 comments:

Frances, said...

Lisa, looking good. Your DB is a hunk of shrub diggin wonder. He tackles huge jobs with excellent results. You should sing his praises often. ;-> I have always loved the idea of a berm, maybe that is what my front garden needs. Your fence is such an excellent backdrop, how about some roses? Knockout?

Jayne said...

I think it will be really pretty in that location Lisa. Kudos to your DB for a job well done!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hi Frances, thank you. You darned right I praise my DB. He is great help. I couldn't do it all myself. Thank goodness he is retired. My gardening would be slowed if not. I might just try Knock out roses. My Sister has them and they do well. I just wonder about the sun exposure. Would it be enough? Quite possible. I will need something to grow along the fence between the small bushes I bought.

thank you Jayne.

Karen said...

Lisa, The burning bush will look great against your fence. Wow, I can't wait to see it in fall.

beckie said...

Lisa, Does DB hire out? Especially during the week? So glad you have someone who shares your passions. You both are lucky.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes Karen, I thought it would look great during fall being all red against the white fencing.

I am sure I could hire DB out but I doubt if he would like that. He does like to be busy. He does good work too.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I'm not crazy about Burning Bushes (I inherited one), but it does look nice where you've moved it. Maybe if you threaten the Azalea with being ripped out it will start to perform better. :-)

Cheryl said...

That is going to look lovely Lisa. I feel as though your garden is becoming mine to. Its a great journey we are taking with you.
I DO LOVE your fence.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That was a very large shrub to move. Hopefully the weather will stay cool for a few days for it to get established well.

Layanee said...

The spring leaves of the burning bush are so fresh looking and nothing is as red as a burning bush in the fall. It looks well situated in its' new home.

Teri C said...

Gosh, you two are so busy but what wonderful rewards you will have throughout the summer.

I just hope we don't find any snow when we get home. :)

garden girl said...

So exciting Lisa! I'm looking forward to seeing your garden evolve.

We have a hedge of burning bushes between our yard and our neighbor's driveway in front. The hedge was somewhat overgrown, but I pruned it hard a couple years ago, and now it looks great. I love the soft texture of it this time of year.

We also have four of them in the foundation plantings three of them in front of the living room window - they're too large for that, and they've got to go!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I love gardens with stories!
Yours is full of plants from loved ones. Each spot has a story too I bet. The burning bush will look nice in the fall with the white fence.
Your beloved is very good with a shovel. Mine is too! Big bush to move.
Sherry

jodi said...

Yeah for planting! It's nice to be grubbing in the dirt at long last, isn't it? I'm still mostly digging up weeds/cleaning but this weekend, I think there will be some plant purchases (perennials) and some planting. And dividing. And giving plants to others. When will the Internet allow us to swap plants electronically?

Barbara said...

You did good jobs Lisa! After fencing now planting! It is wonderful to have such a great help from your husband! It is like having a private gardener ;-) !! I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of plants will find a new place in your big garden!

Marvin said...

Looking good, Lisa.

(BTW: Please tell your DB that I'm planning an organizational meeting for the International Brotherhood of DBs.)

shirl said...

Lisa , sorry it’s been so long since my last visit :-)

Reading back your posts I love the photos of the American goldfinches and turtles (we call them tortoises here in the UK) what beautiful markings they both have. However it is the Lark Sparrow photos that I really love – what a beautiful bird it is and how great to capture it singing :-D

Great to see that planting has begun in your ‘forced’ re-design. Ah… but it is great to have an excuse to move plants around – my favourite part of gardening!! I see you have just commented on my blog – how weird! Passing ships :-D