A planter with a twist. It's made to hang on the side of the house, or an outside wall or fence. The compartments tip downward to hold the soil in. Filled with succulents, it requires little watering. You can arrange as many of these cube as you want to fill an area. I'd love a 3 x 3 group hanging. I've planting trailing sedums along the outside edges and lower edge of this one so as it fills it will spill over the edges.
Some new flower beds Gary has been working on the past couple of weeks. He told me I was not to plant anything until he gave me the 'all clear'. Who? Me?? He's all done now and I can start to fill them up. This area actually gets a little sun too.
Asian Jack in Pulpit. Now I hope it will set seeds. I've read it produces a lot of seeds but a very low rate of germination. This particular variety can reach a mature height of 30 inches. One of the plants I have added along Hosta Creek.
Yes, again. Monday night we went below freezing for a short time. Not as much damage as last year, but the bigger hosta suffered the most. Drat! And they were looking so good too. Dreamweaver pictured, before the freeze.
Cleaning up in the spring is a major job and will wear you out. It's important to rest often. Here we see arisaema serratum emerging. I'll be adding about 10 more arisaema varieties to Hosta Creek this spring. We had a couple of days of really warm weather and a lot of plants are sprouting. Nights are still very cool though. Just hope we don't get a frost.
It was snowing two weeks ago and now it's 80 degrees. I've got lots of daffodils coming into bloom. Today they are swooning from the heat. It's wonderful to see all the perennials coming back to life. We still have a big job of cleaning up leaves and branches from the winter, but we try to get a little done each day.
Well, it's not really a creek, it seldom has standing water. It's really just a diversion ditch across the back edge of our property. The area is slightly lower than the neighbors yard and was flooding during heavy rains. So hubby made this slight ditch to divert the water run off into the woods and down to the street ditch. Hosta Creek is 100 ft with 2-3 ft on either side of it. It's mostly shady with a few spots of dappled shade as the sun passes overhead during the day. And you can see the fence along the property line to keep the deer out of the yard.
These photos were taken in late summer 07. Since then, I've been planting hostas and arisaema, daffy's, tiarellas and other plants along both sides. This year, I'll be adding more shade plants such as tricyrtis and epimediums, ligularia and brunnera. So, these are the 'before' pictures of Hosta Creek. And in a month or so, we'll start to see what it looks like this year.
I'm Pam and I live in the Pocono Mts in NE PA with my husband of 36 years. We have a half acre wooded lot and a small log cabin home. I LOVE hostas. I run several co-ops each year to buy hostas wholesale from growers. We currently have over 1,000 different varieties growing in our yard plus other shade tolerant plants.