Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Where I have been

Last week we would get up early, be outside by eight and I would start digging. The weather was beautiful, and I really wanted to start moving some plants around before they got too big. Anything that could handle lots if shade came to our shade garden.


We started this garden five years ago. I have never had much luck with it. I should have taken a before picture for you. It is a really big area to fill. The plants have never really taken off and done much, until this year. All of the sudden things are starting to get big, and it is so nice to see.






I dug up lots of over crowded hostas, spread nine bags of mulch, transplanted lots of ferns from the woods and even started a rock wall.



There is still so much more I want to do out here. I know that if I keep adding more to it every year, and have a little patience it will be just the way I want it.








Happy digging!







26 comments:

Steph said...

It reminds me of a fairy garden!

martha - ca knitter said...

Your garden looks so tranquil. I can almost picture animated blue birds and squirrels skirring around. :-)

QuiltedSimple said...

Very pretty! After 11 years of sunny flowerbeds, I FINALLY have my first flowerbed all in the shade. My hostas will love it I hope.
Kris

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

It looks very peaceful. Your plants look beautiful!

Ashley said...

Looks lovely. It will be so nice when the weather is too hot to be anywhere but the shade. Love to see it when the candles are lit!

I know you love to clean. I was wondering if you had a system? Do you clean certain rooms on certain days? How often? When...and so on. Perhaps you could do a cleaning post where you share your habits? :) I'd like some inspiration!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a gorgeous spot - perfect for a summmers day!

jessieg said...

I love it! Just the sort of garden I would want. I shall keep this in mind when I got to plant a garden. What a perfect idea for wanting to sit outside among foliage without melting in the sun.

Donnelly said...

It looks lovely! I have absolutely no shade what-so-ever in my yard. I am jealous!
Have a great day.

Stephanie said...

What a peaceful spot. I can just imagine all the wonderful talks over tea and knitting you will enjoy there!

Jessica said...

I spend a whole bunch of time this past weekend in the garden. Your garden is so peaceful!

Meagan said...

This fall, I would love to share some of my trusty shade lovers with you! I have Pulmonaria, Astilbe, of course my one true love, Hosta, and millions of lily of the valley...Lady's Mantle, Solomon's Seal, Bishop's weed...you will have to come by soon and see if there is anything you like, and I can put it on the list for divisions this fall!

Kathy said...

I have recently done the same thing! It's so great to do when the weather gets nice! Good luck making the garden fit your dreams. It's a never ending project of fun :)

tiennie said...

It looks so lovely and peaceful!

Kate said...

Lovely garden - it's making me wish for summer.

stitching under oaks said...

it is such a beautiful place...the woods are such a wonderful place to garden. Your hostas and ferns are lovely. I like the little table and chairs...good place for coffee and reading.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looks very relaxing and inviting!

Gretchen said...

looking great! The patience part I lack..I want it to be done and look fantastic and not have to wait 5 years for the perfect english garden.

Hilary said...

How beautiful! It looks like the Secret Garden to me.

angie said...

I LOVE hostas. What a great space for a garden.

crochetgurl said...

What a lovely garden! It makes me think of A Midsummer Night's Dream. :-)

a friend to knit with said...

how perfect....
the perfect spot to put on some beads and hats and have a tea party!

lucky knitter said...

It looks so peaceful. A great place to have lemonade, knit and watch the kids play!

Journeying Five said...

looks like it has great potential for many summer memories!

Southern Touch Catering said...

Well, I'd say you are off to a great start- thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

amandajean said...

i love your garden!

sauvageblue said...

So lovely.... it is amazing...