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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blooming Tuesday- Entry Garden - March 31, 2009

We had a huge blizzard here over the weekend with snow and winds 35mph and gusts of 50 mph. Anyone in snow country knows that means it gets crazy!
I was going to show how much my iris and tulips were growing, but you can't see them!

Today I am sharing before and after from our entry garden.

This area is on the north side of our house. It is a little courtyard of sorts. I have struggled with this over the years. Finally about 3 years ago I figured it out! The first picture is 3 years ago when I started.
This second picture is last year and the plants finally starting to fill in. I still have one spot right in the front that I haven't been able to grow much in. I think it was the ice melt we were using and it was all getting scooted in that spot - so this year we changed that, I will see if it works! I added the gravel square because under this tree, the plants really struggled. It added the right ambience to the garden. The pots were a perfect add for a splash of color here.
This is the other side. This first picture was before.

This second picture is after I added a small raised bed last June - wow! That made a huge difference. I need to add some tall plants to the back and get the height up. I think also some hanging baskets would help it with the dimension.
The hosta's love it here! I am anxous to see how they do here now they have been in a season - thes hosta's were starts from other hosta's in the hosta bed. I will show that another time. (The rocks are where water comes of f the house when it rains. They work perfectly.

Thanks to Jean at for hosting Blooming Tuesday. I love this day to look at everyone's gardens and how they are growing and share in this carnival. Check out this link to see other participants http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/

13 comments:

Darla said...

You have a great flare with your plants. I do agree some hanging baskets or taller plants would look great in that one area!

Deb said...

I love your garden it looks so peaceful, I bet you really enjoy it

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I love what you did with this area. Wonderful shade plants. Hugs, Rosemarie

perennialgardener said...

I love the before & after shots. Looks like you might of been right about the ice melt in that corner. Hanging baskets & taller plants would really balance that area off nicely. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!

Carla said...

What a lovely spot!

Jean said...

Your entry is so welcoming with all the beautiful plants. Isn't it fun to have old pictures and watch the changes? I hope you snow melts fast! Jean

Suzanne said...

Oh, I love before and after pictures. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!

Aiyana said...

A very nice improvement. I'm always inspired by 'Before' and 'After' comparisons, as I get many ideas from others' inspiration. All your plant choices are great!
Aiyana

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I like what you did with your garden.. simple and yet pretty.. I am sure you enjoy looking at it.. Have a good day!

Dee said...

Just lovely! And the song on your blog is so cute! I used to play that on piano as a kid!

Grace Peterson said...

Sorry about the snowfall. Love your makeover. If you're like me inspiration will hit and you'll be like, yeah, that's a great idea and voila. (Great ideas always seem to sneak up on me.)

Grammy said...

What a wonderful garden you have and so many blooms!

Susie said...

I like the before and after pictures. Everything looks nice.

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