9.30.2007

Magnolia and Garage

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I was able to work early early Saturday morning on the Garage Bed and The Magnolia bed in the back yard for a couple hours.

Bird's eye view, area worked on outlined in blue:


Pictures I have posted from Before:

MAGNOLIA BED

Before:


After today:

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GARAGE BED AND STEPPING STONES

Before:



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After some work a few weeks ago:

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After today, salvaged ferns and monkey grass:



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CHALLENGES

1. Walking Irises are so overcrowded in Magnolia Bed, I am worried I will have to take many many out or transfer them (I have already transferred, given away about 60. If so, it may be very barren looking for quite awhile. I would love to do something along the lines of Spring Hill Nursey's Ring Around the Tree Garden in the spaces in between:



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2. The Garage Bed was once a shade bed, but no longer is due to the fact that the shady limbs of the Magnolia were removed some time ago. The ferns are getting scorched...and everything else seems to have died off (except the strangling ivy). I will need to transfer the ferns to a shadier area.


I posted a little tutorial on Bulb Planting at day-lab-diy.blogspot.com.
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Photos from the weekend, wildflowers I found in the backyard:












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I will be tending to some personal and business business tomorrow Monday October 1st, and will be Out of the Office. If you have any day-lab order questions etc., just email me. I will be returning emails Tuesday morning. :)
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2 comments:

Nyssa said...

To remove the camellia, I would suggest treating it like a tree stump and removing it that way. In order to do that, you need to dig around the stem maybe 1 or 2 feet in a circle,till you see the major roots. Then use either a mattock or an axe to chop away at the roots, after cutting off the big roots, you usually can rip the stump out of the ground. Hope this helps ^_^

day-lab Blog said...

Nyssa!

Thank you! I will definitely try to remove it this way and see how it goes. :)

Amy