Gardening

When we bought our forever home, the lot was overgrown in almost every way.  We have been working on clearing the non-native invasive plants, like privet, english ivy and nandinas.  We also have cleared some dying trees and shrubs that aren’t in proper places.  We have just over 3 acres on our lot, much of which we haven’t even walked, much less addressed – hopefully we’ll get there, eventually.

There weren’t many flowering plants on the property, so my mom has been helping me put lots of plants transplanted from her yard into our yard.

Plants that were already on the property:

Azaleas (the era in which our house was built was a boom time for azaleas)

Pink Azalea Red Azalea

Mophead Hydrangeas

Hydrangea

Red Buckeyes

Red Buckeye

Silky Dogwood

Dogwood

Hostas

Blue Hosta

 

Atamasco LilyAtamasco Lily

Ebony Spleenwort

Ebony

 

The following are plants that came to me from my mom’s garden, some native, some non-native:

White HyacinthsWhite Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinths

Grape Hyacinths

HelleboresHellebores

DaffodilsLarge Daffodil Small Daffodil

Small Daffodil

TullipsTulip

Toad LilyToad Lily

GeraniumsGeranium

Penstemon

Penstemon

Blue Star Flower

Blue Star

Dwarf Crested Iris

Dwarf Iris

 

ColumbineColumbine

Mouse-eared CoreopsisCoreopsis

Sundrops

Sundrop

Celandine Poppy

Celandine

Hostas and Coral BellsHosta Tiarella

Tiarellas

Tiarella

Trillium

Trillium

Fly Poison and Royal Ferns

Royal Fern Fly Poison

Fothergilla major ‘Mount Airy’

Fothergilla major

Carolina SilverbellSilver Bell

Grancy Greybeard

Grancy Greybeard Oakleaf Hydrangea

Oakleaf Hydrangea

 

Clethra

Clethra

Sedge – as a ground cover along a water run-off areaSedge

The following are plants I’ve been working on adding to the yard:

Blue Mouse-eared Hosta
Blue Mouse Ear

Blue-eyed grassBlue eyed grass

Iris

Iris

Miss Scarlett Illicium – as a foundation shrub in front of our garage
Illicium

Eternal Fragrance Daphne – as foundation shrubs in front of our porch
Daphne

Coral Bells and Creeping Jenny

Coral Bells Weeping Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

2 thoughts on “Gardening

  1. Carol Hight

    That pretty little plant with the dark red veins under your native grass is a rattlesnake weed, which should bloom with yellow blooms in the summer.

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