Friday, September 16, 2011

High Energy Group!

 With all the right garden tools!  Some of us could use gloves.... ;-)
Do you see 'Autumn Joy' sedum, daylilies, 'Wood's Light Blue' aster being planted in center,
'Firewitch' dianthus at the right with Siberian iris and 'Moonshine' Yarrow to be planted at the left?

Watering Karl - 'Karl Foerster' grass, that is! Korean lilac behind the watering can,
'Green Velvet'Buxus (boxwood) (thanks for the hint, Patrick!),

 'Walker's Low' nepata (catmint) at left/foreground
with sedum and asclepias (Butterfly Milkweed) directly behind,
the asters at right and 'Matrona' sedum in front of the daylilies.

All we had to do was to dig the holes, water, plant and re-water again (and again!).

A little help from our friends is always a good idea!

'City of Lyon' and 'Ernest Markham' clematis will share a trellis.  There's 'Husker Red' penstemon off J's right shoulder and iris at the front right.

 Mulch!   Bring it on!!!

 and spread it out!!

Fun times - perhaps some of us should have been wearing aprons?
Gardening Version of American Gothic!

As we were having our photos taken, it began to sprinkle.  We're still experiencing a gentle rain.
Thank you, Lord!!!

Monday morning I'll get a load of mulch.  Monday afternoon a couple of friends will join me and we'll finish the garden plantings by adding 3 peonies, 6 'Stella d'Oro' daylilies and a few 'Bertram Anderson' lowgrowing stonecrop sedum.

Then we'll be ready for the concrete edging border and the 8'Lx 6'H fence panel in the back!  There will be three sweet birdhouses mounted on the fence.  (Wouldn't it be nice if the fence was in place next week, too?)


Andrea said...

That's also a great bonding moments, and i'm sure there was a good chat with coffee and tea, cookies after that. I love these kind of group sharing activities. Even with the whole family it is wholesome too. We are excited for the garden to conquer the space. Happy gardening.

troutbirder said...

Nothing like a group of friends to help out. They can turn a large project into something a lot easier and lots of fun. :)
P.S. I did a Iowa item on my last post. :)

Rosemary said...

Shady What an amazing garden this will be with a bit of maturity... so many hard working people there to turn a barren scrap of ground into a beautiful area..

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Andrea, Welll... no... we didn't end the time with goodies, but we have plans! ;-)

Troutbirder, You are so Right! It was just wonderful - just wait until the next post. Monday (today!) we finish the whole, entire garden (except for the edging - which is "curing" at this moment.) :-)

Hi Rosemary, I'm so glad you stopped by to see what we're doing. I'm so very excited. It's the Best Thing that's happened all summer!!!

Patrick's Garden said...

Thanks for the call out on the Green Velvet recommendation. You won't be disappointed with its performance.
What an exiting project you have on your hands. Look forward to updates.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Patrick, No problem - you had some great sounding advice! Perhaps I should have purchased one for myself, too!!!!?