Garden - Yard Plan Outlined and Finished Nov. 2008
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This is the plan of the yard and house and gardens.
Garden Layout Notes 1
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Page 1 of a description of things in the yard and other info.
Garden Layout Notes 2
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Page 2 of a description of things in the yard and other info.
Garden Layout Notes 3
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Page 3 of a description of things in the yard and other info.
East Garden: White iris May 1987
This is one of the earliest pictures of the gardens. These iris
were gorgeous and heavily scented. Notice the size of the
spruce tree in the back ground. It's been planted about 2 years.
Climbing rose bed July 1992
This rose came from my father's in Southampton. Notice the field behind it is not grown up, even though it's been left for 9 years.
First vegetable garden July 1992
This was my trial garden, to see if we'd use it, keep it up, etc.
It measured 12' x 30', as I've still got the plan. It had no
walkway and was enclosed in chicken wire. It was fully
mulched, a note says 20 bales of hay were needed.
It had: 10 tomatoes, 2 zucchini, 2 summer squash, 3 cukes,
lettuce, lima beans, wax & green beans, 2 rows of carrots,
2 rows of onions, green peas, snow peas. It was surrounded
by marigolds and nasturtiums, which were also interspersed between rows.
Again notice the field beyond it, 9 years and not too grown up.
Vegetable garden and barn Sept. 1992
A view of the original garden in September. Note how small
all the trees and shrubs are, most less than 7 years from transplant.
We usually get lovely color from the trees running along the north boundary.
Vegetable garden Aug. 1993
The garden expanded the next year to 42' x 52'. It now had a rhubarb bed and an asparagus bed in the NE corner. It had 3' walkways and was completely mulched with hay.
The front 20' were enclosed with nasturtiums and marigolds, as a hedge and the 3' walkway ran inside them.
Side yard and vegetable garden Oct. 1993
This is October and we've not had a hard frost, as the catalpa
still has most of its leaves. You can see how small the trees
and shrubs are. The land is relatively open in the background.
East garden June 1994
East Garden from the left, front: lily of the valley, daisy chrysanthemums in bud, sedum, clove pinks, bleeding heart.
From left, along foundation: white iris, foxgloves, purple and white violets, and a buried species spiderwort.
In the dogleg: spotted dead nettle, foxglove, canterbury bells, verbena.
Magnolia garden black-eyed susans Aug. 1994
This garden was created for a magnolia tree. It has tulips and yellow violets also.
But the tree could not stand the winter wind and died.
Notice the iris bed in the background.
Quince April 2002
This quince was really spectacular this year. In past years I've used the fruit for jelly.
New little tree May 2002
The big spruce had gotten too big to put Christmas lights on.
So we got this little tree to be the new lighted tree. It's
covered with new spruce buds.
Garden with broccoli under rowcover May 2002
The big garden laid out and being planted. It's been partially mulched,
as I mulch after planting a row. The perimeter has
been done also.
Notice how much the field in back has grown up to trees.
Roses in the South Herb garden June 2002
My sister planted this rose when she planted the herb garden in 1992.
Some years it's really beautiful.
Hollyhocks in the South garden July 2002
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This garden has had hollyhocks for many years. It's had all types, annual,
biennial, perennial, over the years. They often get 9 - 10' tall.
Hollyhocks in the South garden July 2002
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This picture shows my favorite colors, in addition
to the many other colors. These are about 7' high.
Bucky's garden July 2002
Lee had this garden to grow things he liked, when he was small. But it was let go when he lost interest.
We plan to reclaim it this year, and this is what we are starting with.
It still has some of the perennial flowers and plants in it. We'll save those and move them to another flower bed.
Bucky's garden nearly cleared Aug. 2002
The garden is nearly cleared. All the weeds' roots have been dug out,
along with the encroaching sumac roots.
The fence will have to be dug up, to be replaced, as we buried it
to keep out digging hordes. It will need some new posts and chicken wire.
Notice the middle pasture has been mowed.
Bucky's garden all done Sept. 2002
This small garden is all finished. It has new posts, chicken wire, wire supports, and is all mulched. It's too late to plant now, but it's all ready for next year.
Notice the compost bins on the left. They need rebuilt, the pipe cut to size and drilled with ventilation holes, and then the bins need to be filled. Probably not going to happen any time soon.
Crocus in the East garden April 2003
These jumbo Dutch crocus are growing along the side of the bulkhead.
Giant snowdrops in the North Corner garden April 2003
These snowdrops are right at the corner of the steps
at the back door. One of the mutated Johnny Jump-ups is behind it.
Daffodils in the last section of fence garden April 2003
These daffodils were growing in the last fence garden, on the other side of the spruce tree.
The yard in early April 2003
I was trying to capture the red haze on all the trees and shrubs,
from the newly emerging buds. The grass is just starting to
green up. Tulips are up under the catalpa.
Cold frame in the big garden April 2003
The cold frame was to have all glass lights, but they've been broken,
until there's just one left. The corrugated plastic works well, is lighter
weight and easier to clean and store.
The hay bales keep the warmth in, and there's a black plastic
floor to absorb heat. The cold frame was to be 2 more lights
wide, but it never got finished. I use hay bales to block
the unfinished end, on the left.
In front of it, I think we'd cleared this area of mulch so we
could dig a new asparagus bed. The black plastic is to keep
the weeds from growing before we get it done.
Notice Lee's 8' x 8' sandbox in the upper left corner.
West garden hollyhocks July 2003
The hollyhocks are in the north end of the West garden. They were never
as robust or tall, from lack of sun. The plant in the foreground is Roman
Wormwood, in the West Herb garden.
In the background at the end of the shed, you can see daylilies.