Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Outdoor Wed - 3/4 - Plants and more plants!

I love Outdoor Wednesday. Everyone is so creative in what you find...even in the midst of winter for some. Susan is the hostess over at A Southern Daydreamer.

Well, we're almost through with our arbor project. I hope I haven't bored you to tears with this! We added plants this past week.

We went to the nursery to browse which isn't how we usually do things. We typically have a plan and are seeking specific plants. This time...not so much.

We found some gorgeous yew which was already potted. They are huge! I love that they give the landscape a look of being there a while. We took one out of the pot (which had been broken).

The other one we placed on the far side of the arbor. I love the age on the urn. I will add my mother's bird bath and a concrete bench I've had forever.

We also planted abelia. Love the glossy leaves!

A double bloom red Knock-out tree rose. Our's looks like this:

But it will look like this one day...I hope!

We added three of the new Sunny Knock-out roses. Ours -

Eventually -

My daylilies are coming up like gangbusters!

We hope to hit another nursery this weekend to add a Climbing Pinkie rose and purple clematis to the arbor.

See you tomorrow for Tablescape Thursday!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything is going to be beautiful. I need to see if I can try those knockout roses here in AZ!

Tardevil said... Best Blogger Tips

Girl, I have to tell you that I am jealous. Your yard looks great. I didn't know there was a knock-out rose tree. I hope our snow melts quickly so that I start seeing some signs of spring. Love the urn in which you planted the shrub.

English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, how beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished projects done and blooms budding out (is it ever really, finished).
You have inspired me.
After I read and comment on my fav blogs, I'm out to the yard for the wheelbarrow, shovel, etc.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Judy Bug! Bored? No way! I look forward to seeing what additions/changes you have made to your new corner/arbor area! It is going to be gorgeouss when blooming! Thanks for sharing your photos.


Olde Dame Penniwig said... Best Blogger Tips

It's wonderful to see your yard, not boring at all! I have to garden vicariously out here in the salty desert so seeing your lovely plants is a real treat!

Sue said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful pictures, I see someone besides me loves roses!!! Thank you for sharing,Good luck with your gardening this year and I am looking forward to more beautiful Pictures.

Light and Voices said... Best Blogger Tips

Never bored....always waiting to see what is next. I enjoyed how you showed what the plant looked like when you planted it and what it will look like later. Interesting thought process you have. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

♥ Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

That urn is fabulous Judybug! I really like it :) Happy OW!

Chandy said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing ... Have a great Wednesday!

Lois Christensen said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything looks beautiful. We have a couple of the knock out roses also, but I've never seen them as trees. Interesting. Thanks for the lovely pictures!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug,
Just beautiful....everything is falling in place...Love your daylillies...Have a wonderful Wednesday....KaTHY

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug,
Just beautiful....everything is falling in place...Love your daylillies...Have a wonderful Wednesday....KaTHY

Glenda said... Best Blogger Tips

Your yard is gorgeous, Judy, and will get even prettier when warm weather is finally here to stay!

Jewel Sauls said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful yard Judy! Can't wait till the flowers come on out! :D Jewel

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips

How beautiful! I love the urn...

Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I love seeing those flowers, and your arbor is so pretty...
I am getting New Dawn roses this year..A gal on the gardening forum showed us year and they are fabulous!

Thanks for coming to my blog...I will be back for TTH here, and hope you make it to mine!
Getting daunting , there are so many!

Domestic Designer said... Best Blogger Tips

Love all the work you have done. You will love the knockout roses. They just bloom forever!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Well, this has been a fun story to watch unfold. Keep on showing the scene as they grow, OK?

Kathy b

Cass @ That Old House said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, you are developing a simply gorgeous yard! Beautiful. I am green with envy! No, really -- I am!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said... Best Blogger Tips

I can never tire of your progress.. This looks fantastic already.. I must find the knock out rose tree.. It is going to be gorgeous when it grows Good luck with your search this w/k..
hugs ~lynne~

Tracy said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful arbor, and I love all the flower photos. Outdoor Wednesday is really making me sad about living in the northeast!

BTW, your red transferware header is gorgeous!

Missy Wertz said... Best Blogger Tips

Everytime I see your banner, I drool...

Pretty gardens... Will be even prettier soon!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said... Best Blogger Tips

I love all the plants you are using, especially the roses. Roses are my favorite flower. At one time I had 45 rose bushes, but my neighbors bamboo overtook them and I had to relocate them and they didn't do so well. Now I have 6. Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, you do not bore me with the photos of the arbor! I have been thinking I may do similar, if we do not move. I already have an abundant climbing rose to train over it. Shush--haven't told DH yet.

So glad to find your site!

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

It is not boring. I love to see what others do around their home. Love that urn.

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

Luv your arbor too, and especially the flagstone steps leading to the bench!
-marie @ mariesmarche

Killlashandra said... Best Blogger Tips

You've got some great plants in the ground already. When everything comes up your arbor will look amazing. :)

Kat said... Best Blogger Tips

Your yard is coming along beautifully. I love the urn, and your plantings are going to be gorgeous. You have done an amazing job. Kathy