Thursday, March 31, 2016

New House New Perennial Garden

One of my favorite things at our home back in Minnesota was my perennial garden. I loved spending my free time out there pulling weeds and cleaning it up. It brought my heart a lot of joy. Not only that, it gave me some wonderful time in prayer!


When we went back home last July, I really wanted to bring some of the plants that were meaningful to me, back to Maryland. One of the plants close to my heart was my boys' great grandma's hosta. I'd gotten some splits from it when we moved into our first home in Annandale. That was 18 yrs ago! I also had some irises that I think were hers, too. The other ones that came with us were my Jacob's Ladder and peony.



Unfortunately, while we were still living in Fred's old house, my hostas started going bad. When I was finally able to plant them at the new house, they didn't make it. I believe there are still some hostas back at the old house, so I'll probably try getting one or two of them another time.

Now, that being said, it's been exciting watching the little garden come to life! It TOTALLY looks like my peony made it, and is starting to sprout! It's brought my gardener's heart a lot of joy. It's such a great plant!


I have a several bulbs coming up and I have NO clue what they are. I'm excited to find out what they'll bloom into. The irises are coming to life, and they are such a gorgeous flower when blooming. They're giant ones, so their blooms are fabulous!


Back home I only had 1 Jacob's Ladder. My sweet friend JoAnn split it into 4-5 containers, and they all made it! Sakes alive those are hardy plants! I'll have to either give them away or replant them around the house.


Then...I have some things that are coming up through the ground, and I haven't got a clue what they are. They're barely showing themselves, so it should prove to be an interesting spring, no doubt.



We went to Lowe's a couple of days ago because Fred had told me their garden center was packed! And packed it was! I have a lot of plants I want to get into my garden, but it's still a bit early to start trying to establish them. We're supposed to have a freeze this weekend. I'm actually going to have to cover my little plants! But, at Lowe's I got a couple of variegated hostas. I can't wait to get them in the ground. I'll definitely wait until next week.


In the next week or so, the electric company will be coming out to mark our yard for digging. We'll be putting in a fence, but even more than that, I'll be getting a spot ready for a vegetable garden! I've got a LOT I want to plant in there, too! So much exciting stuff going on outside our house this spring. I can hardly stand it!

What's your favorite flower?

Mama’s Losin’ It

The Prompts:
1. List 6 hot topics being discussed on your Facebook page right now.
2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: garden
3. You have one wish…what do you wish for?
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5. Write about the last thing that scared you.

4 comments:

Lori said...

How fun! I want to plant a container garden this year, but haven't started yet. I better get moving, now that April is almost here! That must be neat to have offshoots of plants you had 18 years ago, especially if they are sentimental. Hope it all blooms beautifully for you.

May said...

I love this time of year. Meandering around the yard looking for the very first signs of new life. Feels like anything is possible.

Brenda said...

I love all the plants in your garden! We have some things sprouting up too that we don't know what they are yet. I'm looking forward to having a vegetable garden soon too. My favorite flower is Birds of Paradise. I'm a new follower from the Christian Mom Blogger's Club.

Mama Kat said...

Exciting! I can't wait to see what you do with that space. I wish I were better at gardening, but I do try!

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