Getting ready to go Glamping

This is just a sneak peek...


We have been working are butts off...
still working our butts off
on our 
Glamper!

Full post next week
:()


Woodland Trellis

Hi!
So glad you came by!

I'm still hanging out in our garden....
digging, weeding, sipping twisted teas, planning and dreaming...
a little of all the above.
:)


Yesterday, my daughter and I went to Wal-Mart to check out
how low they priced the left over plants....
it's an affordable way to fill up any holes in your garden.
And the prices were Really Low!!!
I spent about $30, and I bought a hydrangea, a holly fern
a ninebark,  2 spireas, 2 larkspur, 1 un-labelled planted 
and a clematis!  YAAAYY!!

Such great prices, and all their root systems look really strong.
It's ok if I have to wait until next season to see their true beauty...a minor delay.

First one I wanted to plant, the purple clematis.  
I was madly googling ideas for a trellis.
I wanted a natural look to fit in with my woodland, cottage styled garden...
and, I didn't want to spend anymore cash . So
 we took a drive into the country and searched for some fallen branches...


 I dug a nice deep hole, about 2 feet deep, and I packed the 
soil down around the branch.  Once the branch felt
stable I planted my clematis right in front.


This branch seemed perfect to me because of all the limbs that had been 
left on.  Like tiny perches for birds to land on, or a trellis for
 the clematis to wrap it's self on to.


I left the bark on, only because I really like
the texture it adds to the garden.  If
it falls off, that's ok too.


What do you think...crazy?
or do you like the Woodland Trellis idea?


Very rustic and natural, I think it's perfect!


I am hoping I get a picture of the birds
 landing on the branches soon.
Till then...
Happy Gardening :)





Summer

We have been out and about...


doing some of our favorite things!






Hope you are enjoying the summer time too!

My favorite corner

I  really shouldn't say that this corner is my favorite,
 my whole yard has been a labour of love.
  I am just really happy with this spot!
:)

It all grew and settled nicely, from the first
 day it was planted.


Last year, one of my clients from work gave me a 
container full of hostas.
  I knew that hostas love
shade so it was a no brainer...
I had to take the grass out of this corner.
The grass never grew very well here anyways. This corner
 was just a really bad
eyesore.


I found this gorgeous Waterfall  Maples for $40!
(They are typically a zone 5, but, being tucked in a corner,
 protected from the heavy snow and a drier vent directed on it...
it survived its first winter here..phheww.)


I bought a few more perennials,
a Viola, a white Bleeding Heart,




and this little alpine flower, Corsican Sandwort.
It is an evergreen, and good with foot traffic!!

Then, I added some boulders,


 and I half buried a flower pot with
  some pansies flowing out.
Then I mulched this corner with cedar 
chips and shredded cedar. 


Here are some photos of this
corner in the rain today...


You can see the Viola off to the left of this picture...
something has been munching on it!
:(
I sprayed it with a dish soap and water mixture,
hopefully that will help.








This corner is doing so well, but  I think
it may need a little something...a Laughing Buddha!
:)


Happy Gardening!

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