First of all, let me apologize to all you non-gardeners out there as this post is AGAIN about the garden. You see it’s been a few years since I’ve had the space or the time to garden properly. Yes we did have a bit of a garden in our last house, but it’s nothing like the space I have now. Plus I was working crazy hours flying all over Canada. By the time I got back home to even water things, they were mostly dead. So now that I have both the time and the space, I’m a little gardening obsessed. Bear with me, there will be DIY and food posts coming this week. I promise. Really. I do.
But for those of you who are enjoying following along to the beat of this crazy gardener, this post is for you!!
We’re building (yet another) flower bed in the backyard. It’s going to look something like this – eventually, I hope.
Actually it’s going to look nothing like this after all. But it will have an urn in the middle of it, to be rigged up as a “pot fountain” in the middle of a shade garden.
One of the challenges of a shade garden is finding colour beyond the greens and whites of your typical hostas. I already know that I can get yellows, chartreuse and even some blues in a garden filled with hostas. But I wanted more colour to add to the pink astilbe that I already had.
|McKay Nurseries – Visions in Pink astilbe|
The garden also has a couple of new hostas – “Segue”, “Halcyon” and “Northern Lights” – the last two I brought with me from my old garden as they were two of my favorites:
|segues, halcyon and northern lights hostas|
With the addition of some ostrich ferns, a few Annabelle hydrangeas, forget-me-nots and lungwort, this garden will be full of colour throughout most of the summer.
Stay tuned for a tutorial on the pot fountain once I find the right pot. You can find me at the following linky parties:
Mary from Little Red House for Mosaic Mondays