Another Little Garden

You know how I said that I wanted a little garden around the patio? But that I was too exhausted to do it, and that it could wait? Yeah. I changed my mind.

Another Little Garden

My neighbor offered some of her phlox, so I happily took some. I thought she was going to give me just a couple of stems (which would have been very sweet), but she offered a whole big bunch of it! It’s looking a bit wilted right now, but hopefully it will spring back up. I picked up some more coneflowers and coreopsis too. I have no idea if it’s too late to be planting all of these things, so hopefully the garden will be all right.

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  • Amy
    July 16, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Just make sure you water vigilently. Like every morning or night depending on what is convenient for you.

  • Rachel
    July 16, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Ditto to Amy above. A bit of mulch will help as well. It looks really, really gorgeous so far!

  • katelynjane
    July 16, 2008 at 11:44 am

    From what I’ve heard, it’s not too late to be planting…and if it’s not too late up here in the cold north, it’s not too late where you are! (:

    I saw your deck photos on Flickr, it looks amazing!

  • Rom
    July 16, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    I’m really digging your new patio, congrats. Do you have any plans for that not so pretty chain link fence in the background?

  • Mrslimestone
    July 16, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Phlox is awesome – once it gets going it growns into a beautiful ground cover and comes back every year!

  • Julie Anne
    July 16, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    The patio progress has just been awesome.

    Have you thought of a building a grape arbor at the north end of the patio? (or what I think is the north end – the side pointing toward the external mechanicals (A/C?) for the house – judging by the shadows?)

    It wouldn’t fill with grapevines this year, they would just get started, but the arbor itself would be a cool, sculptural thing, and would shield the patio view of those mechanical thingys. (I think they are A/C, but I live in Seattle. We don’t do air conditioning as it would be a waste for all but three days a year.)

  • Brie
    July 16, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Looks very cute! I always accept garden donations and I love phlox! Just keep it watered, it will take and be beautiful!

  • All Things Lovely
    July 16, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe what a difference that new garden makes! It looks gorgeous. Have you mulched it in a darker mulch or is that just the dirt, because it goes so well with the chairs!

  • alivicwil
    July 16, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    that makes such a difference!

    hopefully you get a little rain soon (it’s amazing how much difference rain makes to a garden – you can water it daily, but it’s just not the same). Once your plants relax into the space they’ll look even better!

  • jen
    July 16, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    you have done a fantastic job with your garden (and house). it’s really inspiring. I don’t have the energy or the money at the moment, but when I do, I’d like it to look like this!
    thank you for sharing your house/garden journey, it really is lovely!

  • Jen
    July 17, 2008 at 8:03 am

    If you did ever want to do something neat to you chain link fence (which isn’t too bad compared to mine) I’d recommend Boston Ivy. It can be pretty invasive once it gets going but it is easy to manage and can cover the whole fence top to bottom in about two years – making the fence a beautiful green barrier. We did it to our and love it. No problems so far!

  • M&Co
    July 17, 2008 at 9:30 am

    You’ve perfected perfect!! Looks stunning :-)!

  • cassandra
    July 21, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    lovely!!! oh, how summer makes me crave outdoor spaces and gardens, but all i have is a dirty gross little smoking balcony that you can barely squeeze two people on. oh, the cost of being poor in LA.

  • Herb
    October 9, 2008 at 9:40 am

    I could use some work, but it has alot of potential. Thats a nice garden pation