Pictures as Promised!
Here are some pics of my new beds here in Elk City, ID. I took all these yesterday :)
Some seedlings of Lettuce, Mustard 'Tatsoi and Sunflower seedlings. Sunflowers are crosses between 'Moulin Rouge' and whatever other sunflowers were growing at the time...now forgotten. Nice not knowing what the surprise colors will be :)
This is one of the newest beds and was just finished about 6 days ago. I moved in some of last years wintersown Golden Marguerite, some Hens-n-Chicks and sedum in front, and some Liatris from corms planted last year. I've tried W' sowing liatris a few times with zero luck. The bed is bigger than it looks in the pics too:)
Not wintersown, but here are some peppers and tomatoes
More wintersow seedlings of African Daisy (Dimorphotheca) and Calendula. Those teeny ones near the Mustard were supposed to be Red Russian Kale, but I got something mixed up! I think those could be raddish lol!
Rosa rugosa w'sown in 2009-10 brought with me and planted last spring. There are 2 but currently am rooting a cutting. Also this is on the corner of the lot and the area surrounding these two plants has been treated with roundup (hate to use herbicides, but the ground here is too hard and gravelly) and plan to plant last years wintersown Lavender and this years Thymus serpyllum
This bed was made last spring and planted with 2012 wintersown seedlings. It faces south and west
This was labeled Geranium 'Biokovo' in trade but don't think that is what it is. With some research, I think this is Geranium rendardii? They are not very dissected leaves.
Another pic of the Geraniums
All of last years wintersown Snapdragon 'Black Prince' are filling back in....yeah :)
Coreopsis lanceolata and Hyssopus officinalis and Blue Flax at back. I also just transplanted some Penstemon 'Husker's Red' from the the other side of the house were they will get better sun. You can just barely see one of them near the rock; right hand side of pic
Same bed....some German Catchfly
Same bed from another angle. The Blue Flax are full of buds and getting close to flowering. Boy I sure hope these plants will get as big and beautiful as they did at the last place!
Standing back....a pic showing the west facing side of the bed
Another look of the newest bed. Also can see another small bed made at same time across the walkway up against porch wall. This is where I'm planning to place some sunflowers and nearest the walk-way the tipi will have 'Star of Yelta Morning Glories. BTW on the back wall of this porch I rigged up a trellis made of garden twine and hooks to support indoor sown Purple Hyacinth Bean. Have no idea if they will even bloom though given our early first frosts here. Hope last year was just a fluke :O
Gonna look sooooooo much better when it's filled in!
Can't wait to see it with perennials blooming this year! Last year all that was blooming was annuals....pretty, but not as full as I like it. I need the really full; the can't-see-much-ground- look...
So for old time sake..... :)