Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!

Somehow the first of May always seems to sneak up on me.  Every year I think I'd like to do something May-Dayish like have a maypole in the front yard (bwaaaahahaha!)  This year we celebrated by doing a little planting in our backyard.  When we moved in three years ago, the yard was partially landscaped.  It already had some nice shrubbery, a big lilac bush and a lovely Japanese maple, but we wanted to beef it up a bit.

Here are the before pictures

(Hubs already had a few of the new plants unloaded before I came out with the camera)

We added a few Forsythia bushes, a Leyland Cypress, some mini Rhododendrons, Rose Barberry, and dwarf Burning Bush.  We also put in a Pink Princess Weigela that will hopefull draw some hummingbirds, a Hybrid Tea Rose bush and a lush Peony.  I really hope everything takes!

And now all planted

You can barely see the tall Forsythia - it's a little more noticable in person

I just love these little Rhododendrons

This is the dwarf Burning Bush - I can't wait for it to turn color

And here's the Peony at the base of the existing Lilac bush

Now we just need to clean up that edge and mulch it out.  Yay for productive weekends!

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RedHeadedStepChild said...

It looks great! We also did some gardening over the weekend, the weather was GREAT. I linked my garden as well. It's a sensory garden. If you're interested, you can check it out here...

Thanks for showing pics of your planting, it looks great!

Rebekah said...

OMGoodness, I love your backyard. I can't wait to get out and plant.

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

Looks great! We've been having a lot of rainy days, but I'm excited to work outside and plant, too :)

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

nice yard/garden,, i'd love for mine to look like that.

the cape on the corner said...

that looks great! i did my planting last weekend, and i need to mulch desperately. unrelatedly, i love how your icons and link up parties are so tiny. i have mine on the smallest type size, but they are double spaced or something. bah!

RedHeadedStepChild said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Question: I have a huge open field with very few trees as a back yard. Any suggestions on a tree that can survive Ga droughts well?

At The Picket Fence said...

Wow! That was a productive weekend! Everything looks gorgeous though and we are so happy you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

Lydia said...

From my coast to yours- Impressive! said...

great job! thanks so much for sharing this and your creativity from the kitchen on Craft Schooling Sunday!

Jaclyn said...

I can't wait to get out and plant some flowers and bushes! It has been raining here ever since I have had a day off =(

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