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My Gardener


Did you know that I have a live-in gardener? It's true. His name is Rob and he has done a wonderful job of transforming our yard into a beautiful place in the almost-five years we have lived here. He has planted flowers, dug beds, mulched, hauled rocks, and done a myriad of other garden-related tasks to improve the terrain. The following pictures will showcase some of his handywork.

Just outside the front door are some beautiful Irises.

picture of Iris

Out by the mailbox are some very fragrant Dianthus.

picture of Dianthus

In the flower box that Rob built are some pansies. Our pansies didn't do much this winter but have bloomed their little heads off this spring.

picture of Pansies

Around on the shady side of the house are some Lenten Roses. We have several kinds with different foliage and colors of flowers. This variety produced an abundance of blooms. They were new to our yard this year.

picture of Lentenroses

Around back on the side of our storage shed is Carolina Jasmine.

picture of Carolinajasmine

This rose bush was one grown from a start from a former neighbor's house.

picture of Rose

Here are some Sugar Snap Pea blossoms.

picture of Peablossoms

This week I finished stitching up a little padded cover for the metal bench on our porch.

picture of Bench

I had mentioned in a recent post that we have been working on getting our guest room in shape for guests this spring. Megan and Drew visited recently (as you may recall 🙂 ) and this coming week we are receiving guests from Germany. We found this dresser at a consignment shop last weekend and have it in place in their room so they can stow a few of their things while they are here. We are hoping it will be a pleasant experience for all of us. I'll keep you posted!

picture of Dresser

Becka


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4 Comments on “My Gardener”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Apr 30th, 2009 at 9:35 am

    We have some shady spots around our yard that I’d love to spruce up. The Lenten rose looks like a good idea. Where did you purchase those–and what kind of blooms do they have? Your yard is beautiful!

  2. #2 Deb
    on Apr 30th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Loved seeing all your plants! i wonder if the Carolina jasmine would grow here in Va and make it thru the winter? I’ll have to research and if so, buy one when I’m in your area. Looks like Rob, the gardener, has done a great job!

  3. #3 Tawnja
    on May 1st, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Your yard looks great. Love the irises – especially since they are the Dutch variety. I have some of those in the front yard and also several colors of bearded irises. Dan is the gardener in our family. I pretty much have a black thumb, although I love plants and flowers. So I’m doubly glad that Dan likes to putter in the yard.

  4. #4 Carrie
    on May 2nd, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Mr. Loach has done a beautiful job with your yard! He is mult-talented! I’m the gardener of our family, but my thumb is not green. I try though. We’ll see how the Alaska container gardening goes. I can’t wait for a garden cucumber!


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