wednesday in the yard

We spent a lot of time in the yard yesterday. DH did have some work related things to take care of, but we still had a lot of time for the garden. The weather was beautiful. Grass was a bit wet from rain the day before and during the night, but I was able to mow in the afternoon.

peonies are ready to bloom

DH spread a lot of mulch. We are grateful to our friend Paul who gives us shredded mulch via his tree trimming service.

spreading mulch

Not sure why I didn’t take many pictures yesterday. Busy with other things, I guess. But I did get this one of the clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ that climbs the hydrangea by the front steps. She is just beginning to bloom. The hydrangea has yet to leaf out completely.


We have had 15 different iris varieties in bloom so far this season. Lots more getting ready to bloom and there will be pics of those in the near future. 🙂



  1. Posted April 30, 2009 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    What do you do to support your peonies?
    I can’t see anything ugly around them LOL.

  2. ~~Rhonda
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    We use tomato cages. They are a lot cheaper than peony cages. For large plants, DH cuts the cage down one side, bends the ends of the wires back a little, and hooks two cages together to make one big one. They work great. ~~Rhonda

  3. Posted May 1, 2009 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    I am in awe of your yard and home!
    Unbelievably gorgeous!
    We’re looking for red bud trees this weekend. I’ll post pictures when we plant them!!
    For now you can see Dave’s bridge!
    Thanks so much for your advice!!

  4. ~~Rhonda
    Posted May 1, 2009 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Laura! Keep me posted on the yard. I’ll check out the bridge. 🙂

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