Spring Tour 2011 (Part 2)

Woodland Garden

Here’s part two of the Spring Garden tour of my garden beds.  If you missed part one you can read it here. Here’s a few of the front beds since I shared the back ones last post.  The Woodland Garden gets filtered morning sun followed by afternoon shade.  It needs to be weeded again so please ignore the weeds. 😉

Foundation Beds

The two foundation beds that make up the front of the house are pretty simple to make maintenance for me easy come summer.  It’s a hot spot so I’ve simplified the plants down to shrubs and groundcovers.  The trellis has Clematis ‘Niobe’ growing on it.  It didn’t do too well last year so hopefully this year it shines. 

Raised Border Bed

This raised bed needs the landscape timbers replaced and we are thinking of extending it to the fence which is another 8-10 feet.  I completely reworked it last fall with some transplants from other beds.  Can’t wait to see how it does this season.   Just to the right you can make out my Rose Garden Bed.  It is in serious need of another round of weeding followed by a 2-3″ layer of mulch. The bed contains ‘Knockout’ roses intermingled with Phlox ‘ Robert Poore’. Well that completes part 2 of my garden tour this Spring.  🙂


6 responses to this post.

  1. I vote for you to extend that raised bed, knowing how great it looked when I saw it—more is better!!! It is the perfect spot for some of your sunny plants.
    Pardon your weeds??? oh please…. one or two weeds the size of a needle don’t constitute Weeds. 🙂 your garden is always so pristine, come weed mine!

    Hubby was measuring it out the other day and thinks we should extend it too. Plus that means more space to put more plants, lol Thanks for the compliment Janet, but my garden is far from pristine. I would love to weed yours for you, but that’s quite a drive huh? 😉


  2. So nice to see your springtime garden. Snow here today yet again.

    Glad you are vicariously enjoying spring through my garden Rosemary. Hope you thaw out soon. 🙂


  3. So pretty Racquel. Those borders are really starting to show their spring finery.

    Thank you Dee, I do so love the way they look in spring. By August they will be tired and droopy. 😉


  4. It’s looking good Racquel. Your phlox is way ahead of mine and is so pretty with the nandinas.

    Thanks Tina, I love this little garden bed with the Phlox & Nandinas. It’s pretty simple but looks good year round. 🙂


  5. Lovely, Racquel! We’re back to winter here, so it’s a real treat to view all your blooms.

    Thanks Rose, sorry to hear that winter is lingering in your neck of the woods. Hope spring arrives soon… 😉


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