Spring 2013 In Our Front Yard

May 8, 2013

Just for fun yesterday, after planting a few more flowers I took a few pictures of plants blooming in our front yard. This beauty is a viburnum I got from Wayside Gardens over ten years ago. It is a shrub that is supposed to grow 8′ tall and about 6′-8′ wide. However, I determined when I planted it that I would train it into a tree shape. For six years it never bloomed and then, in 2008, it finally did. I have to keep thinning and shaping so it will keep it’s vase shape. It is well over 8′ tall and so far, shows no sight of stopping.

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These are the phlox, tulips, and helebores planted in the front porch bed. This is the first year the phlox have been this big.  One thing about gardening – you need a lot of patience!

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2 Comments to Spring 2013 In Our Front Yard

  1. Stunning. It is so easy to pray outside when I am surrounded by beauty and my hands are in the warm earth.Your gardens are so far ahead mine of eastern Ontario near the St. Lawerence River but i am gratful that we finally have daffodils, hyaciths and the tulips are in bud

  2. motherofnine9 on May 8th, 2013
  3. Melanie, southwest Missouri is normally and excellent climate for growing gorgeous flowers and shrubs. You’re so much farther north that your season is shorter, but it’s great that the beauty of spring is near for you. Spring is my favorite season and I wish I could string it out for several months.

  4. barb on May 8th, 2013

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