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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Smile - It's Sunday!

Green Thumb Sunday

Thought you'd like to see some photos of my mom's garden.
She has a green thumb!

And by the time I finished the digging, straightening, removing the grass (with the help of my sister and sister-in-law), trenching and mulching - MY thumb was red! ha!!

Looks like a picture frame, doesn't it?

I created a 6" trench (deep and wide) all around the garden and filled it with mulch.

We tamped it down to compact it.
When grass tries to grow into the garden, all Mom has to do is to pull it out!
Don't let this photo fool you - it wasn't as hard as it looks!

Ta-dah!

Mom deserved the help, and look at the neighbor's tree!

However, I didn't have time to tackle the little garden on the left...
Perhaps another family member will work on it?
Or I'll finish the job this Fall!

Nothing shady here! :-)
Happy Sunday day!

18 comments:

Sherri B. said...

All of that hard work sure paid off, your mom's garden does look like a framed picture, very nice!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sherri, Thanks! Happy Sunday!

Diana said...

Shady, well done! and I'm certain that your mother is quite pleased. Blessings to you this Sunday.

Rosemary said...

Everything looks so nice , love all the bright sunshine... like the idea of mulching around the edge... Happy Sunday to you.

karenandjeff said...

That looks gorgeous! It looks like summer is just around the corner in Iowa.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

How awesome of you to set up the edging for your mom's garden. That trench will really help. We've done something similar in our front garden along the lawn and bed by the driveway. Beautiful tree with a beautiful lady.

Patsi said...

Nice job Shady !!
Looks like you all had fun even the neighbors.
Love the trellises and accents.
That's one pretty flower bed.

Cameron said...

Wonderful project for a lovely garden! Sounds like you had fun, too.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Diana, Thanks! :-)

Rosemary, I've not done it anywhere in MY yard, yet. But I'd read about it and wanted to try... something to put on the "to do" list! :-)

KarenandJeff, You're right, however planting those fields seems to be a little behind. Hopefully the season allows people to be able to catch up!

Gardener - So, how did it work for you??

Hi Patsi, I agree. The flower bed is really pretty. Mom has quite a nice variety of plants. :-)

Hi Cameron. YOU know how it is - it's always fun to be able to work in the garden! :-)

ShySongbird said...

My goodness! You did work hard with excellent results.

All my American friends have such large gardens!!

The neighbour's tree blossom is beautiful!

Jan :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Shy/Jan! :-) Thanks! My mom's large garden holds rhubarb and asparagus, as well as flowers. Berries, tomatoes, etc. are in the little garden bed.

Rosey said...

Very tidy and enjoyable to look at. Her grass is pretty well kept too.
So kind of you to help her with her gardening. I like the mulched trench.

Shady Gardener said...

Rosey, I'm hoping the mulched trench is a good idea. If it works as well as I hope, I'm going to do it in my yard, too! ;-)

Grace said...

The garden looks great, Shady. And all that sunny weather. Love it.

Nutty Gnome said...

It looks great Shady ...and the offer to bring the family team over here to do my garden still stands!!! :)

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, Grace! :-) How's YOUR weather these days? I'm really ready to spend some time in MY yard!!

Hi Liz - Wouldn't we have fun??

Sissy said...

Oh, that looks like such a great idea!! I am looking for a technique like that, thank you for sharing it!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sissy, I hope you're able to try it. :-) Thanks for your visit!