|View snowzone's:||home||garden||projects (0)||blog (0)||forum topics (1)||buddies (1)||favorites (0)||activity log|
8 posts in 2221 days
Hardiness Zone: 5a
I'm a city transplant living and gardening on one acre in Hillsburgh, Ontario. We've been here for almost 3 years now and to say I'm overwhelmed by the amount of space I now have to garden is an understatement. At first it didn't seem like that big of a deal but now I'm shaking my head and wondering what the heck I was thinking.
The property was a fairly clean slate when we got here.....several large evergreens, one young oak (who's roots were being suffocated with over 3 feet in depth of screaming red mulch), a small but overgrown garden bed in front dominated by a gigantic green ball (an evergreen shrub of some sort), two very mature willow trees that I absolutely despise and a lot of lawn!
Slowly we have added to and taken away from the landscape but with both of us working and only one of us taking an actual interest in gardening, I can see that it is going to take many years for this garden to evolve. So, in the meantime, I plug away at it and do what I can in the time I have. My long term goal is to get more trees planted to create shade in the years to come. I love shade gardening! My short term plans are to further develop the garden plot for veggies.
I'm not one for much frou-frou in the garden, preferring foliage to flowers but that could change as my tastes change with time. I love Hostas, Heucheras, ferns, smallish evergreen shrubs and groundcovers. For flowers, it has to be simple.....daylilies, echinacea, sedum, daisies, clematis, etc. I do have a few peonies that came with the property but I want them gone this year. One in particular is quite old according to my neighbour....just bloomin' great (insert sarcasm). Have you ever tried to dig out an ancient peony? I'm gonna need a backhoe! :o)
P.S...I'm a bit of night owl and tend to be online when I should be sleeping.
-- Sow on and sow on.....
|replied on||Apple Fritters||03-01-2011 11:35 PM|
|commented on||snowzone's Garden||03-01-2011 11:31 PM|
|commented on||snowzone's Profile||03-01-2011 10:45 PM|
|replied on||Commercial grade landscape fabric||03-01-2011 10:10 PM|
|started topic||Commercial grade landscape fabric||03-01-2011 01:01 AM|
|commented on||snowzone's Profile||03-01-2011 12:15 AM|
|commented on||snowzone's Garden||02-28-2011 11:57 PM|
|commented on||snowzone's Garden||02-24-2011 01:13 PM|
|added garden||snowzone's Garden||02-24-2011 12:12 PM|
|signed up||snowzone's Profile||02-24-2011 11:06 AM|
Latest Blog Entries
None so far
None so far