Gardens

Bulbs | Carnivorous Plants | Miscellaneous | Ponds

These are my gardens. I have a lot of bulbs (hyacinths, tulips, crocus, snow drops, grape hyacinths, alliums, fritillaria crown imperial to name a few), peonies, specialty landscaped areas, carnivorous plants (venus flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, Dionaea muscipula, drosera, Pinguicula, butterworts, Nepenthes, Sarracenia), and absolutely love ponds and water gardens. I have quite a few with waterfalls, water lilies, water lotus, shebunkin fish, and a variety of decore.
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Bulbs


Bulbs!The recipe: 1 complete day; 1000+ bulbs of various types; a good breakfast; hard, physical labor; dirt; mulch.

Blooming:
After all that hard physical planting labor carried out in autumn, we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor come spring when most of us have had enough of winter. 🙂
Bulbs! Bulbs! Bulbs! Bulbs!

Planting:
Bulbs!By far the easiest way to plant bulbs is to dig multi-layer “mass graves” instead of individual holes or groups of holes.

That is

  • dig to the greatest depth you will need to plant any of the bulbs
  • Bulbs!lay out the bulbs that go the deepest
  • cover them with a layer of soil
  • plant the next round of bulbs that sit at the now shallower depth

For example, dig down 7″ to plant hyacinths, and when they’re covered, you’ll be at the perfect depth to plant bulbs that go in at around 3″-4″ depth.

Carnivorous Plants


Carnivorous Plants!They lie motionless, using trickery and deceit to lure their prey. There are plants that aim to make prey of animals, trapping their victims ruthlessly and without mercy. View them from a safe distance.

Miscellaneous


Miscellaneous pictures from Dave’s gardens, including hundreds of peonies and the most popular “Outback”.

  • The “Outback”:
    The Outback!The rocks were dug up from the yard and used as either stepping stones, sitting stones, or broken up to create little rock gardens. The Outback!The arbor has honey-suckle vines growing on it. Notice all the cute little details such as the “Garden of Weed’n” and the stone cat sitting next to the catnip.
  • Peonies:
    One of many areas in the yard where there are hundreds of peonies. Peonies!This particular location is known as “peony island”. In the spring time when they’re all in full bloom, not only are they gorgeous, but the sweet scents blow right through the house when the windows are open!

Ponds


A Xmas gift idea for mom, constructed over the following Mother’s Day weekend. Ponds!As with most gardening projects, these started off small and simple, but soon their beauty and enjoyment made us want more: more plants, more features, more running water.

View the latest photos or check out the gradual evolution of Pond #1 -> Pond #2 -> Pond #3.