Friday, June 19, 2009

Herbs and roses

We planted some herbs in a pot in the courtyard. There is oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, and key lime basil. They all seem to be growing pretty well, but the thyme and oregano are really taking off. They key lime basil smells so good! Now we just have to find something to use it in. We also got spearmint, variagated sage, pineapple sage, and cinnamon basil, but we haven't found a home for them yet. We might plant them in the back with the vegetable garden.
This is the Unicorn rose. It's the smallest of all the rose bushes we planted, but is growing the best. It has tons of new growth and blossoms. The blossoms are a little bit more of a coral color than we thought they would be, but they are beautiful!

The Snapdragons win!

Most of the flowers we planted out front are doing well, but the snapdragons look amazing! They're all growing, and blossoming, and have tons of new growth and buds coming in.

Before - In the back yard this time

Here is our vegetable garden. Or rather, our weed garden. Too bad we didn't have a more current picture because the weeds were much better. Meaning bigger. We are in the process of clearing all the weeds, and will be adding topsoil soon. It was tiring, so we are taking a break to upload the pictures. We're still trying to figure out how to get rid of the metal ring from the trampoline. That will probably have to wait until next year's garden.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Views of the east side

Views of the west side

I love this view! The mountains look beautiful with all the spring green and the snow on top.

A closer look at the window box

Looking better at last!

Monica and I finished the other side of the bedding area around the courtyard today. We added some Dianthus too.
We finished the window boxes on the first level. We put in Dahlias (Diablo), Dianthus (Floral Lace Violet and Floral Lace Rose), and Sweet Potato Vine (Chillin Blackberry Star). They look really good! Now I need to do the boxes upstairs-ugh.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Off to a good start!

Today we finally got started. Megan and I spent most of the afternoon breaking our backs while we planted lots of flowers. There are roses, primrose, spirea, verbena, snapdragons, salvia, torenia, coreopsis, cosmos, dahlias, lobelia, and angelface (a summer snapdragon). It's going to look like Temple Square soon!


This is the boring house with no plants! Soon it will look beautiful, that is, if the deer don't eat all the flowers.