Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rudi's Little Garden

A view of the little corner garden Rudi and I built last year. This spot originally had some evergreen groundcover, a small out of control tree, and a creeping vine, and I simply had never maintained it. So two summers ago, I dug it all out, and started from scratch.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Another Shady Story

Spent some time at the cottage, and this is the second season for my Hosta garden that I planted on the north side of the house. This area gets full sun for about two or three hours a day at most, so the only option is shade plants. I grew tired of simply having sparse grass and weeds growing right up to the side of the house, so now I have a neat little collection of Hostas, along with some sparse grass and weeds! Hooray! I am quite amazed at the resiliance of these little plants, as they were only planted last year, and some of them were root cuttings with only a few pathetic leaves that I gave little chance of survival. But here they are, climate zone 3A, as if it were the nicest spot on the planet!