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New Garden - update

Postby Eeyore » Sep 21, 2008 11:22 pm

Some of you probably recall that we were putting a new garden last spring. There were 4 big poplars in the area and we had those removed this summer and we filled the area with annuals over the summer. This weekend we spent a lot of hours out there and this is what it looks like now. The photos are clickable so you can gat a good look at what is in the garden.

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And this is part of the new lasagna area. The fence is to keep the dog out, he likes ot play in the mud!

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Re: New Garden - update

Postby earwig » Sep 22, 2008 5:44 am

Being on dial-up I don't click as I see these photos are huge.

Even without clicking I can see a lot of work has gone into your yard and next year you will begin to reap the rewards.

That is a gorgeous butterfly bush there and I am surprised it can stand Edmonton winters.

I removed one poplar from my garden two years ago and the first summer after, I was dismayed at the many suckers that came up everywhere. Easy to pull and I begin to think of them as just another weed but I was beginning to wonder if would have been easier to live with the poplar.

This last year, very few showed up so just a word to the wise, don't be discouraged if the first year those poplars will be back to haunt you.
Being diligent in removing any suckers does pay off.

I do love that shed.
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Re: New Garden - update

Postby Sharon Bryson » Sep 22, 2008 8:40 am

Hi Lyn:
I don't usually check out this Project Room, but am glad I did today to see your new project.
Looks great, and the Butterfly bush is very nice.
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Re: New Garden - update

Postby Eeyore » Sep 22, 2008 9:57 am

Betty and Sharon thank you. It was a lot of work putting this together and as you can see there is a lot more to do. I'm really pleased with the Butterfly Bush. I really did not expect a lot from it. We bought it at clearance late last summer and took our chances with it. That part of the yard is a nice micro-climate and we covered it with lots of mulch. Next year I plan to put a white beside it because I think they will look very nice together.

Betty, you are right about the poplar suckers. We had the stumps ground and treated but we are still yanking out suckers. I expect we will for awhile. We dig up a bunch more roots this weekend and they are now starting to rot so it's just a matter of time before we are rid of them.
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Re: New Garden - update

Postby orchidguy » Sep 22, 2008 1:27 pm

That is one funky coloured shed. I love it. I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to adding colour like that to my garden. Everything is either wood, stone or concrete. Next year I am planning on building a new shed by the orchard and I think you have given me a great idea.
The future gardens will be beautiful I'm sure, because the 'bones" of your garden is great. Thanks for the inspiration
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Re: New Garden - update

Postby Eeyore » Sep 22, 2008 4:43 pm

Thanks orchidguy! The gardens are coming along nicely. We've made our mistakes over the years (4 columnar poplars comes to mind) but we now have a better idea of what we want and are more patient, well as patient as gardeners ever are. I had to laf at your comments about the shed. Hubby wanted to paint it brown like everything else and I said "no way! It's brown and drab a good 6-7 months of the year. I want something bright that I can see in the winter." So now we have a John Deere shed! I figure I'm only going around once and I'm gonna have some colour while I'm here.
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Re: New Garden - update

Postby orchidguy » Sep 24, 2008 10:16 am

Lyn, just curious, do you have any statuary in the garden? I didnt see any in your pics.
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Re: New Garden - update

Postby Trailblaze1 » Sep 24, 2008 10:34 am

I like color too, and that shed is just so outrageously bright! Good for you, going for what you like.

I did a lot of that when we first moved out here, painting a stove-barrel pig bright orange. But after 7 years, I've gone back to more natural browns, greens. Getting the urge for more colour again though....must be a 7-year itch with me, haha.
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Re: New Garden - update

Postby Eeyore » Sep 24, 2008 10:18 pm

No there is no statuary in the gardens.... yet!

TB - I remember the photo of the pig barrel!
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Re: New Garden - update

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