The two boxes on the side are also FULL of bulbs, but "sun loving", and a few more annuals.
This next box was my first "garden box". I had all kinds of veggies and flowers planted, but I never did a thing with the vegetables. So this year, this box is now a Strawberry Box. My Dad gave me some Strawberry starts and I planted them in here.
Here is one of those starts. I'm not sure if they are going to thrive or not, we'll see.
Now onto the front of my house. A couple years ago Alex and I did ALOT of work laying ground cloth and rock and also planting some nice flower bushes. We planted Rhododendrons and they are NOT thriving...so my goal was to transplant them to the back yard in the shade where they'd get plenty of water. In their place I put in ROSES! It took me One hour per transplant! :) Crazy huh?
Here is the ONE Rhododendron I left in place. It seems to be doing ok. I decided that my plants don't like all that rock surrounding them, so I moved the rock aside, slightly tilled up the soil and put some fertilizer and mulch around them.
I also added some "bleeding hearts" to the front.
Today I found an AMAZING deal on Geranium Starts and Fuscia starts for 25cents a piece. I bought 20 of each and basically spent $10 on 40 beautiful starts. These next two pictures are what they should look like later on this summer.
Ok, so now you can tell me if you think I'm crazy. Truly though, my energy needs to be directed somewhere. I can't just sit around and wait for this baby to come or I'll get depressed. Oh ya, if any of you know where I could get a nice used patio umbrella and chairs for a great deal, I'm all ears :)