Garden Goals

The last couple of growing seasons, I have worked on adding daylily’s to the perennial garden.

This year I’m seeing the benefit of that decision.

Tooting my own horn!

More daylily's!
More daylily’s!

Come Sail Away

Come Sail Away

I hinted a few days ago about an addition to the garden pond.
Sailboats!
Some scrap wood, old spindles for the mast, and vintage grain sack sails.
I think they look quite nice bobbing in the water.

New And Improved

New And Improved

The new and improved garden pond!
Shallow edges making the pond more visible from around the garden.
Tumbled rock to line the pond, with field stones and limestone used in the waterfall and edges.
New areas of the garden have opened up to more work and opportunities.
I’m planting in with lots of starter perennials and sneaking plants from one area of the garden to another.
A friend offered some of her ferns and I can’t wait to go get them for the newest shade area of the garden.
A frog has moved in all ready and is happily croaking, but I have yet to spy him.
Working on a little surprise for the pond.
Any guesses?

We are calling it–The Pond Project

We are calling it--The Pond Project

Last September I had the wonderful opportunity to visit and work with Country Gardens Magazine, in the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden.
We were in awe of the perfectly groomed gardens, and were inspired to rework the pond in our own garden.
The tear down has begun, and my garden is quite a sight right now.
Can’t wait to start putting things together.

The Little Garden Pond

The Little Garden Pond

We do have a little garden pond.
It’s quite small, but the sound of a water feature in a garden can make a big impact.
So soothing during quiet evenings around the fire pit.
We would like to make changes to it this year, as we have learned more about maintaining a pond.
One of the biggest challenges is keeping the ducks out of it!
Last year I relinquished it to the baby ducklings, but this year I plan to impose the “no ducks allowed” rule.

How quickly they grow up!

 

My kids snuggling the ducklings!
My kids snuggling the ducklings!

How quickly they grow up!

The ducklings are growing quickly and tiny feathers are growing in.
Mama Duck is still attentive and keeping track of all of them.
The routine of ducks out, dogs in has been added to my list of garden chores.