Monday, May 14, 2012

A Mother's Day Project

This mailbox garden project was planned last fall after someone hit our mailbox and broke the wooden post. At about six o'clock yesterday morning, I started working on the project and I was done on that day also except for the mulch cover. Today, I went to a local garden center and bought a couple bags of shredded mulch to finish up the job.
Here you see the finished project.
This is the front and as you can see, the plantings are nothing special considering the spot where it is in. Another issue is the salt during winter and my husband and I discussed about putting a barrier come fall. Planted here are two Hosta 'Wide Brim', two Alchemilla mollis, Peony 'Duchess de Nemours' and 'Kansas, historic Iris 'Sans Souci', unnamed sedum, a few NOID historic Iris and a few perrenials I dug up from the garden. Some Camassias are seen blooming here.
This is the entry to the driveway. Again, the plants are nothing special. I planted two Shasta Daisy and some NOID irises. I divided my one old and leggy Heuchera 'Palace Purple' and planted them in front of the border. I tucked in a few lily bulbs in here too.
Here is a photo taken after a few days when it was rototilled. The peonies you see here are bought on clearance last fall and tucked them in here.
The peony leaves and the iris look good together. Here is an update on the two Intersectional peonies I bought last fall. Both of these are suppose to be Kopper Kettle.
The first one is kinda weird. Its first blossom was a magenta and the second one is kind of pink and peach in color.
The second one is lemon yellow.
A garden scene where the irises are blooming. A few more weeks and it will be a lily show here in my garden. Happy gardening everyone.


The Sage Butterfly said...

Beautiful! It makes such a difference around the mailbox. Good job!

Lily said...


PlantPostings said...

Very nice! There's just something about flowers by the mailbox. Your Irises are so lovely!

Lily said...

Thanks Beth!

Bom said...

Good job, Lily. Peonies look great.

I should send you update pics of the seeds you sent me. Maybe you can give me tips. Or it might really be the summer heat that is a problem.

Lily said...

Thanks Bom. Shoot me an email anytime!

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