Squirl's Nest

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Garden

I just realized I hadn't taken any pictures of my yard since early June when the peonies where blooming. Since the gardens have definitely changed since that time I figured I'd better get out there with my camera.

Here's a slideshow of the entire shoot.

As always, if you want to see better detail just click on the picture and choose All Sizes.

This is a long shot of the backyard.

And some shots going around the backyard, starting with the fence garden.




This is the back garden of the back yard.


This is the garage side garden.




And here are the front gardens.


There's still some more planting to do. And some of the flowers, especially the fuschia and the impatiens will do more filling out. But I feel better now that I've documented the gardens to this point.

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Anonymous Susie said...

Your neighbors must love you. (Or hate you; I guess that could go either way!)
Your place looks very inviting.

Sun Jul 20, 05:14:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Susie! For good or bad, the backyard is pretty closed in and it can't be easily seen. The front is, of course, open. Last year, my first summer, one of the long-time residents of the neighbor stopped to tell me that he appreciates when neighbors take that kind of care of the yard. Thanks!!!

Sun Jul 20, 05:25:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I can't believe neither of us thought to take a walk in your yard last night. Must've been too focused on the hummus, beer, and John Cusack.

Sun Jul 20, 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, I believe you're right on all counts! Next time.

Sun Jul 20, 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger von Krankipantzen said...

Everything looks so green and lush. I'd love to hang out in your yard.

Sun Jul 20, 11:42:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Beautiful!! All it needs now is a cooler full of beverages and some bloggers! (Pick me, pick me!)

Mon Jul 21, 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Man, I miss having a garden to tool around in. Yours looks so nice it reminds me how much fun it was to have one.

Mon Jul 21, 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

That is sort of what we want to do with our backyard as soon as we get a fence up too. All those flowers. We have to have two tree's for sure taken out. Then fence in the back yard.

Mon Jul 21, 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, thanks, I wish you could. The cooler temps, along with more rain than last year, has helped to keep the grass green.

E, I told you that you guys need to come this way on vacation. You know your kids HAVE to see the world's largest musical fountain.

Courtney, Ichabod keeps trying to talk me into moving back to an apartment. I really love having a house and a yard. I would miss the yard and the plants sooooo much.

Tweety, well, just work at it a bit at a time. Most of the hostas and lilies were already there. You might want to plant perennials so you don't have to put as much money in every year. Good luck with your yard.

Mon Jul 21, 02:15:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Your yard looks like such a peaceful haven! By the end of next summer, I'm hoping that our back yard will be more of a haven too.

Mon Jul 21, 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I hope you get there. You guys deserve to have things settled so you can enjoy your place for a while without having to work so hard.

Tue Jul 22, 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Fab yard and (as usual) great photos, Squirl.


My blog is alive again: Blogger solved the problem of the mysterious error code.

Wed Jul 23, 05:31:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Nick! Glad your blog is back.

Thu Jul 24, 08:34:00 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I really love your backyard fence garden. I'm really fond of raised beds that are bordered by stone of some sort.

Just lovely!

Sat Jul 26, 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

WOW, I love flowers and your garden is fantastic.

Sat Jul 26, 04:17:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Well hell, they don't have weeds up north?

Mon Jul 28, 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, thanks! The people who lived here before us had that started and I like it too.

Nina, so nice to see you here, busy lady. Thanks!

Bone, it's kinda like bugs. We have 'em, too, but they grow bigger in the south. :-)

Mon Jul 28, 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger judypatooote said...

No Squirl, it's much to neat....you need to leave a few weeds in amongst the flowers.... just kiddin, that must have taken a lot of time to weed all that.... that is how my garden looked 13 years ago when hubby was alive... we also had a manicured yard.... and your garden is beautiful...I don't know if your hubby works in the yard with you or not, but it sure was alot more fun having someone to weed with.... have a good evening....judy

Fri Aug 01, 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Judy, Ichabod will mow the grass, but the weeding and flower planting are all up to me. I hope garden pictures bring back good memories for you. Thanks!

Sun Aug 03, 12:25:00 PM  

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