Posted 11 March 2005 - 01:56 PM
Other then that Im pritty limited living in a town house condo.
Posted 11 March 2005 - 02:49 PM
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 03:39 PM
Ziggles, start out with a small area. Just dig it up, edge it and start with some annuals and a perennial or two. That's how I got started at my old house as a newbie. Eventually it grew into a great big garden!
OH Bridget your garden is lovely.
I have a huge yard of nothing and have no idea what to do, where to do it or even how to start. :wacko:
Any gardeners fell like a trip up to Connecticut?
This is a picture of my pond at my old house. It started out as a hole in the ground, and every year I added a little more!
I miss my pond :huh:
Posted 11 March 2005 - 03:58 PM
Posted 11 March 2005 - 04:42 PM
ANd then heavily mulch the area after you have planted. Maybe Axman will have some good advice!
We want to see your work in progress, too! But we may have to wait til the snow melts...
Posted 11 March 2005 - 10:44 PM
Besides toadstools and moss, Asparagus Ferns thrive well with plenty of water. They make a terrific foliage plant for a pot or planter too. They will survive without water for several days too. they also do well in shade and don't die easily.
I do have a question. The main drainpipe for the roof drains right into a little corner between the aforementioned box and the porch stairs of the attached house. That little section gets A LOT of water. What would grow there? It's very shaded as well.
Posted 11 March 2005 - 10:55 PM
I've done landscaping in Michigan which is a similar climate to yours. I currently live in AZ but will have to try to remember what looks good in the seasonal climates. Do you have any ideas of what you are looking to do for plant types?
Oh bridget love the pond too. That's a great idea, funny I have no problem ripping the inside of my old house apart but when it comes to the yard i just stare out with visions of an english/feng shi master piece that never goes beyond digging up weeds. We've been here for three yrs and every year i say the same thing this year is the one but now you have imspired me to dig up my yard. When the hubby freaks out can i tell him it was your idea
For instance if you want a privacy hedge and like flowers, I'd recommend lilacs.
Oleanders make good foundation bushes but I don't think they grow in cold areas.
Evergreen shrubs are a nice pick, Junipers thrive well but need occasional trimming.
Honeysuckles look great and can be staked to grow above the ground but work well as a ground cover.
These are good foundation plants that can be highlighted with just about any kind of flowering plant or foliage.
I mostly deal with desert plants here but can find just about anything that looks nice. Hmm, if you lived in the desert I could see palm trees and Yuccas!
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Posted 12 March 2005 - 09:23 AM
One plant i'm really fond of is hostus, we do have some in the yard and it appears to require little maintanence. (It's one of the few I haven't killed yet). Open to ideas and i'll keep you posted on my progress. :blink:
Posted 12 March 2005 - 10:37 AM
Mel, I would love to have a space like yours I would be in heaven.
Brig, ponds are another love of mine.... I miss my yard
Posted 12 March 2005 - 12:23 PM
I grow herbs and veggies mostly . I leave the flowers to SpiritsOfMd and she does a beautiful job too I must say .
I love the spring
Posted 12 March 2005 - 12:26 PM
Keep the ideas coming we have almost 2 acres we can play with.
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