The recipe: 1 complete day; 1000+ bulbs of various types; a good breakfast; hard, physical labor; dirt; mulch.
- dig to the greatest depth you will need to plant any of the 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.
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 pictures from Dave’s gardens, including hundreds of peonies and the most popular “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 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.
One of many areas in the yard where there are hundreds of 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!
A Xmas gift idea for mom, constructed over the following Mother’s Day weekend. 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.