Thursday, May 3, 2007

Can you dig it?

Here is my tiny front garden, complete with compost bin. There are aproximately 700 million worms in this little patch of earth. Or at least that's what it looked like when I was planting the flowers. In the front there's some kind of ground cover that I don't know the name of, there are a couple Primroses that I planted when I first moved in, and then more recently planted Hostas, Impatiens, and a couple of ferns. There's a rose back there too, it's a bit pitiful though, I only get one or two good blooms a year.

Here is one of the Impatiens, a shade lover that should be pretty happy there. I've got to find a few more shade-loving plants to fill in the gaps here & there. If you haven't noticed... the master plan behind my garden is "stuff I hope doesn't die".

And the magic of the flower setting of my camera - makes the tiny flowers on the ground cover look quite spectacular. =)

Here's a close-up of the side garden. Another itty-bitty well shaded plot. You can see that there are Tulips, Daffodils, and a nice Lavendar shrub. There's also a bit of Sage, Savory, Mint (which actually *died* over the winter - didn't know you could kill mint!), and a straggly little Rosemary. I was hoping that would take off, but like the majority of plants I love - it requires sunshine. Some silly thing about photosynthesis I guess. ;)

Anyway that's my garden.


Jessica said...

That's funny because today I took pics of the flowers in the yard. I'm going to post them tomorrow (FRI)! Nice mini garden. GOod luck bringing your herbs back to life. :D

Gorgeous said...

I think it's lovely! Did you ever consider planting pansies? They are hard to kill and are biennial/annual hybrid type things. Just a thought!

Magatha said...

Well, I am a sucker for beautiful little flower photos! Love it!