Two more daylilies are blooming in the garden. They were planted at the end of last October as bare root fans, which I ordered from smokeysdaylilygardens.com.
PANDORAS BOX(Evergreen, early-mid, rebloomer, 4" flower, 19" scape height, white/cream, Ruffled, fragrant, recurved)
Now here is an over-due update of a loooong over-due garden project. (Can you hear the word "procrastination" whispering in the air?)
In August 2010 August, we started building a path on the west side of house and back yard to replace a muddy grass area. You can see how it looked then here. It was just a path with grasses removed, and layered with weed block clothes, plus the pea sized gravels.
Later, we added the step stones (you can see the picture in this post). We were then looking for bigger sized stones to lay on the top of pea gravels to level with stepping stones to finish the job, but never got time to do so.
During the recent Christmas holidays, DH and I had a couple of weeks off the work. We finally found a local landscape place had the river stones for sale, just what we were looking for! After dumping 40+ bags of river stones, now the path finally had a finished look.
This is the portion of the path at the west side of the house, looking towards the South (backyard).
Now looking from the back yard towards the North (front of the house) of the same path.
Zooming out more in the same direction (towards North). The majority part of the path shown in the picture now is in the backyard, west flower bed.
Now turn around to look the other direction (towards further south, lake side) of the west side. The portion with four stepping stones were just created this past Christmas by removing the grass there. Now the whole west side along the house includes only flower beds and stone path, no grass at all.
I am really enjoying the soothing and tranquil feeling of this new river stone path gives.
On the east side of the back yard, there was a short path leading to the fence door going out of the backyard. Since I often need to hauling the soil to the back yard for planting, and river stone path won't be easy for a pulling card to go through, we turned this pathway to a brick paved path. Now I can easily transport the soil using my little pulling cart.
Although it is not a perfect job, we were proud to have this path paved all by ourselves considering this was our first time ever to try this.
Two small Christmas palms were added last December. Between two palms, the small tree in the container is "Michelia champaca", which should produce very fragrant yellow flowers. Now I have already put it under the ground outside of the fence since the above picture was taken, and I cannot wait for it bloom for the first time!
Removing this last piece of grasses, and converting it to another planting area is in progress, I will post it once it is finished. One hint, this area will be involving some rocks.
Last, let me use this full opened hot pink gerbera daisy wish you all a very happy Valentine's Day!