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Date: 2007-07-02 17:20
Subject: gardening and cackling
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First the cackling...my mom arrived late this afternoon. She is right now playing cards with ds, blackjack, and now spit (which is causing all the cackling). He usually wins, but this afternoon I think she did!

So this weekend I did a lot of digging.

I rescued two types of unusual hosta from the backyard because this is happening

dogs! they compact the clayey soil and tromp the plants

When I replanted them I found the cow.

Out front,

my weedbeds

We removed the yew from the left side (somewhat shadier) a few years back. The yew and cedar from the right were gone by the time we moved in. I saw an old pic, they covered the windows on the first and the second floors!

So I went off to Alden Longfellows greenhouse.






isn't the purple and orange so pretty?

After the greenhouses, my yard looks rather dull!


flowers!

There are two types of annuals, cleome, single zinnia, also bee balm and this type of Polemonium. I left the volunteer black eyed susan. These are weedy here, but they are also for sale at the nurseries!

On the other side in back of the purple coneflower, I put yellow rocket and leftover cleome and zinnia. I also left the volunteer rough-stemmed goldenrod. It's a weed, but attractive.

I did not tackle the front bank.

loaded with invasive goutweed

But two weeks ago? It was lovely, full of siberian iris and lupine, which some folks consider invasive. My yard is a case study!

On the side bank we have Rosa rugosa, another one that is considered invasive by some. I hacked out a bunch of stems that were near the driveway, and what did I see over the weekend? An army of them!


this side bank is more or less under better control
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Tattva
User: tattva1
Date: 2007-07-03 12:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yikes, that looks like it was a lot of work. I love pretty flowers, but I don't like to take care of them.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-04 03:05 (UTC)
Subject: uberstrickenfrau.blogspot.com
I heard it said once that flowers are just weeds somebody liked. Your yard-wow. Its so dense and green! Looks good in the pics to me.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-05 13:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Lisa your yard looks like such a nice place to spend time... What are the unusual hostas' names? I am almost endlessly entertained by hosta names haha - that's one of my favorite parts of the arboretum, I always notice a variety I'd not caught before!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-05 17:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
hi Lisa - yeah, the hosta comment was from me (Sue) - sorry!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-05 21:19 (UTC)
Subject: Garden and steps
Your garden is lovely! And I LOVE the purple steps on your porch!
Ellen
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-08 15:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Your gardens and banks look lovely! We have a relatively new house, with ugly bare looking (rocky) banks out front. I don't know what to do with them at all. One section is even more like a cliff. I wish I could think of a solution as beautiful as yours!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-08 15:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Your gardens and banks look lovely! We have a relatively new house, with ugly bare looking (rocky) banks out front. I don't know what to do with them at all. One section is even more like a cliff. I wish I could think of a solution as beautiful as yours!

Jennifer/Loopy Knitter
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User: kmkat
Date: 2007-07-19 22:03 (UTC)
Subject: Goutweed...
...sucks. We had it at our first house, where it spread under a sidewalk and came up on the other side. I got rid of all of it. It's like potato chips, you can't have just one.

I love your purple steps!
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