Sunday, April 29, 2012


This is what part of this new bed looked like on March 24, 2012.  Last Fall, I'd put part of a load of dirt down here and laid some old rotted logs behind it to keep it from washing away.

This is a view from the side, looking towards the logs.  The homemade birdbath
(it was there when we moved here 9 1/2 years ago) will be moved.
I moved the little spirea (   ) March 24, 2012.

This photo was taken April 12, 2012.
"Mr. Shady" was given some old utility poles -which he cut for me.

I think they make a great "back border and preventer-of-dirt-washing-away!"

This is still April 12.

The photos below were taken April 26.
Not a whole lot of changes, but things are "rolling along." 





Below: A close-up peek at a hydrangea that was given to our family
after Dad died last Spring.

Below are the most recent photos of the back of the "Backyard Center Bed" ;-)
that I've been working on. 


There's going to be a somewhat grassy strip between the two beds. 

Hopefully you'll notice more changes before long.
Nothing "shady" about gardening in the shade.
:-)  SG

9 comments:

troutbirder said...

No doubt early spring is a great time for those big garden plot reconstructions. Hmmm Maybe that's why my back aches...

troutbirder said...

No doubt early spring is a great time for those big garden plot reconstructions. Hmmm Maybe that's why my back aches...

Rosemary said...

Shady love the look of the new garden bed..... spring is really happening in your world..

Clint Baker said...

The stumps are a great idea for edging! My neighbor was looking for something different in his garden, I hope you don't mind me sharing this with him!

Darla said...

Tis looking good!! I use liriope to stop rain washing areas of our yard.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I like the cut log look. They should help a lot and blend into the wooded look.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Shady,
It's always exciting to make changes and add on to our planting areas. I love the stumps! Things are looking great your way!

GRACE PETERSON said...

It's amazing what a month will bring forth--all the lush green coming from your beds. I love the logs, angle-cut like they are. They look really good there. And the bricks look good too. Sorry about your father's passing. The remembrance hydrangea is a very thoughtful gift. It looks like it will thrive here.

catmint said...

your new bed is already starting to fill up a bit. I love the effect of the logs. I look forward to seeing it grow. I'm sorry abut your dad. It is a lovely idea to remember him with a flowering plant, especially a hydrangea that does so well in the shade.