Hosta Watch 2015

Hosta Watch 2015 #thissarahloves #growgardengrow

Just dropping by to show off our front garden’s insane growth over the last six weeks. It’s hard to believe that it was covered under multiple inches of snow until just a few months ago! We inherited all of the large hostas with the house and added 2 small ones of different varieties. The crepe myrtle (aka Pride of India) is very late to the party again this year, but it’s finally starting to fill out.  Oh and we replaced the pokey shrubs under the windows with some gorgeous holly I found at Costco for a steal.


Grow Garden Grow

Happy Memorial Day! We spent some time in the garden on Saturday (the coolest day of our weekend) and I’ve got to show off all we’ve done.

We are officially no longer “those” people on the block! Our front yard has come back to life nicely and with a little elbow grease and the help of my parents and cousins, we’ve making it look a bit more purposeful.
Front Yard - Hostas

This weekend we transplanted some periwinkle (vinca minor) from the back yard where they had taken over a strange little bed next to the back door. We divided them into clumps and tried to fill in the empty spots in the front yard.

Front Yard - Vinca

Vinca’s supposed to be very hardy and I’ve been told that while daffodils and tulips can grow through them, weeds will have a harder time. So anything to lessen weeds, the better! The hope is that they’ll spread and cover most of the mulched areas.

Front Yard with Pride of India

We planted the hostas to line the bed next to the path, but at the rate they’re growing I think next season we’ll have to divide some of them out and plant them along the front path as well!

Front Yard - Filling In

And here’s a close-up of the gorgeous bearded Iris that’s Front Yard - Bearded Iris

Hope you got to spend some quality time with your loved ones this weekend.

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