Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Great Garden Clean-up Challenge!


Welcome to my little garden in the woods - a project completed because of the Great Garden Clean-up Challenge I had with my friend Angela of West Virginia Treasures fame! When you have a big project to do, and you are uninspired because of heat, pressing chores, or pure procrastination, what better way to get it completed than by doing it with a friend! Angela and I live in different states, but we didn't let THAT stop us! Here is my "BEFORE" photo. Hard to tell there is any type of garden or thought put into this space shown above. It was (and still is) Mosquito Heaven. I hate when they screech their buzzy noises around my ears, and I REALLY hate being bitten by those little vampires!I put in 5 bags of cedar mulch, and I really could have used a 6th one, but I "made-do" with what I had bought. Too hot and miserable to run back to the store today.I planted 2 hostas in with the other plants already living in this little area. It gets mostly shade, so the hostas will thrive, but it is also partly sunny, so perhaps next spring I'll add a couple of other flowering perennials to the mix.Hope you enjoyed your view of my little woodland garden as much as I enjoy finally having it completed!!! Click HERE to go to Angela's garden!

I hate Skeeters -

14 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

You dug all that out in the heat - wow - you must have been inspired.

It looks beautiful and looks like you did lots of work on it.

Angela's looks good too.

sandie

Kelly said...

Looks great!!

Together We Save said...

Wow - lots of work paid off!! It looks great!!

Angela said...

Hey Monica!

You did a fantastic job girl! That was a lot of work you did in your garden. It looks absolutely beautiful! Your hostas will love it there. They will fill out really big next year and get shoots of flowers on them.

I'm glad we did the garden challenge!

Hugs,
Angela

Rose said...

such a major change. it's very beautiful.

Diann said...

It looks great Monica! Like your cute birdhouse!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Well, pat yourself on the back because it looks fantastic, girl!
Anyone...working out in this heat deserves a great big ice cream WITH sprinkles!

Alea said...

What a lot of work, but it sure looks lovely!

Jacqueline said...

Your garden is looking just lovely. It is amazing what a lot of hard work can do. Thanks for sharing.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

That's what it takes, one area at a time. You did a super job, and it looks like plenty of mulch to me. I haven't gotten any this year, because it has rained so much. I imagine I should be getting some soon, as August could be hot and dry.

Thanks for your nice comment on my GBBD post.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

You and your friend did good jobs on your gardens. Trish

ocmist said...

That really turned out beautifully! You did an awesome job!

Rose said...

thanks for leaving a comment on my blog re my husband, Eddie. i hope you have a great Sat.

Jane said...

That was a lot of work - looks great. I enjoyed your blog and will visit again soon.

Jane