Friday, March 21, 2008

Day Five, the final day of my gardening marathon.


Today I finished the front yard makeover that I had planned for my week off.

In this bed I planted a Cape Honeysuckle and Verbena for ground cover.

Here, I added several Lantanas of different colors. It's going to look very nice in a couple of weeks.

Recapping what I did this week-- I added a new bed along the pathway to my front yard and planted ground orchids. I added Bromeliads to mix up with my Crown of Thorns. I also added new bricks in most of the front yard flowerbeds.

I had planned to put a division between my neighbor's driveway and my yard to plant miniature ixora bushes. One problem, though; I busted the budget on the other jobs so I will leave this for next time.

It was fun working in the garden everyday. If I could make a living at it I would do it in a New York minute! Monday it's back to work.
That is all from the DragonFly garden for this week, Happy Easter everyone.

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful!!!

jodi said...

Rusty--this is just lovely. The colours of the bricks just work so well with your sundrenched surroundings. Imagine busting a budget...I've never done that. Nope. Nope. (good thing my nose can't grow like Pinocchio's....)

Brenda said...

Wow, everything looks fantastic. I really miss gardening in the actual dirt, gardening in pots is just not the same.
You must be really pleased with the way everything turned out.

Vanillalotus said...

Looks wonderful Rusty!

Frances, said...

Happy Easter to you Rusty! You did a great job and the area by the neighbor's driveway will wait for you. Those lantanas will be so brilliant in bloom, it will be a festival of color. We use lantana here as annuals, they bloom nonstop and the butterflies love them. Small pots of them are available and inexpensive so they are a good choice for summer color. Thanks for sharing your project with us.
Frances at Faire Garden

Surya said...

Beuatiful garden. I like the fusion of the bricks color and the grass. Good job..

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hope you had a lovely Easter. Your garden looks great, love the colour combinations of building, bricks and plants. You did a great job!

Nicole said...

Congrats on all the hard work! The colors look so hot. Now you deserve a rest...

Meems said...

Rusty: You have been very busy since I last visited.I think you picked out some nice bricks for your border. I really love it when I can work in the garden everyday.Especially in the weather we are enjoying this week.If only I could get paid for it...

Meems @Hoe&Shovel

Jeanette said...

Hi Rusty, all the reds and colour in your garden is Beautiful, Your been working very hard sinse my last visit...

ldybug said...

hey, i've got that same ladybug flag. the garden really looks crisp and clean. let's just pray for NO hurricanes this year!