Idyll #427 The Ides of March are upon us...

honey_mi(Z5 MI)February 26, 2009

Happy Birthday, PM!

Hmmm. I'll have to plant more delphiniums this year.

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honey_mi(Z5 MI)

Mary, this must be the year of broken legs. Sheesh. At least David now has someone to commiserate with, poor kids. On 1-04, the morning after I had a group of friends over for dinner to see DH, my BF walked to her mailbox, slipped on black ice and broke her femur, too. SheÂs still in a cast. Her son, walking on the sidewalk in front of a ski lodge, slipped and fell and broke his ankle. He had to have surgery w/pins and she couldnÂt go to the hospital b/c of her injury. Next door neighbors son, is still recovering from his break. IÂve been real careful this year with all these reminders. So sorry you and David are going thru all this.

Denise, IÂve really gotten into the lime green thing, too. ItÂs a great accent with purple and red. I overhauled our front landscape 2 yrs ago. ItÂs still a work in progress but coming along. HereÂs some pix: The Angelina sedum surrounding "Wine and Roses" Weigelia, is really filling in:

I really love these "Lime Glow" junipers. They do just glow:

Altho not lime, I thot these "Drops of Gold" hollys were interesting. I wanted evergreens in the courtyard by the front door and the azaleas I put there looked awful all winter. So I moved the azaleas to the back and put these little guys in. Since theyÂre so little, I added some hostas and annuals so it didnÂt look so empty.

IÂve been needing a hedgerow behind my garden in the back. The conditions there are brutal. After much research, the only shrubs that seemed to have a chance were yews (not my fav) and boxwoods. So I planted 2-rows of 11 boxwoods across the back. Then a row of 6 Deutzia "Chardonnay Pearls" (lime again) with Heuchera "Peach Flambe" at their feet and finished off with Lamium "White Nancy" in the front.

Gotta run for now.

Honey

    Bookmark   February 26, 2009 at 5:50PM
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lmcilhargie

Honey, had to comment over here on how much I like what you did with the front gardens. I really love the splashes of lime green. Very, very nice and what an difference from what it looked like before. A job well done! Oh and I love your plant selections in the last picture of the hedgerow too. Deutzia CP and the peach flambe heucheras are both favorites of mine.

Eden

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 7:15AM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

Honey, your home and yard are lovely. They are Gardening magazine worthy.
I wish there were not 2 new Idyll #427. I want to honor both! :-(

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 8:17AM
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michelle_zone4

Honey, you certainly have the touch both indoors and outdoors. I love what you have done .

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 11:06AM
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triple_creek(z5)

Very nice Honey, It looks great. Norma

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 12:29PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

You never sit still Honey!!!! Amazing...

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 1:27PM
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