Sunday, December 5, 2010

Preparing for Winter

With the Hostas now well past their prime, it is time to bed them down for the winter. This is done quite simply by mulching them down with a lawnmower (wheels set high) and then spreading a mulched layer of leaves over the entire garden, to a depth of at least four or five inches.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Free Hostas!

Nothing like having someone toss out three big hostas in the local Oxford County free composting drop off area at the water tower just around the corner! Was I going to allow these plants to rot into compost? Not a chance! Here is how they look split up, after giving away about one-third of each to family and friends!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beneath The Treehouse

This is a view of a portion of the garden in the corner that the treehouse is located in. This area has been in the works for a couple of seasons, while I determined what kind of access I needed into the corner for getting to the treehouse. I finally settled on a curved garden bed with a grass walkthrough in the middle, each side of which will be located a few small hostas, four sedums, as well as a backdrop of ferns and other plants.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hosta La Vista - Stop Motion Fun

Here is my first pathetic attempt at doing a bit of simple 'stop motion' style photography, as the hosta bed comes to life in the backyard. I have learned that it is important to take the photographs about the same time of day, hopefully in similar lighting condtions. It would probably also be more effective to photograph one plant, or a very small group, rather than a whole garden bed.