Photos of my yard 5/22 (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChickensAreSweet, May 22, 2011.

  1. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    This is a dwarf Alberta spruce

    rhodie (rhododendron)


    this little tiny Douglas Fir

    will look like this

    then this!

    Ferns volunteering in the back flowerbed

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Lilac tree

    Cherry trees

    Wild ferns


    Beautiful firewood, even more beautiful in the stove

    Thank you to theoldchick for giving me the framework to do a photo essay- I tried to do what she did a little bit.
    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  3. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    What beautiful pictures and thanks for sharing. I grew up in Upstate NY and my grandma had the most beautiful lilace bushes. We can't grow them in Fl and I mis them very much. I can almost smell them now!!! Have a blessed evening and thanks again
  4. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps


    Only thing that grows in my flower beds are trees. [​IMG]
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What I miss MOST about no longer living on the Oregon Coast during my formative years are the rhodies. Oh, how I miss those! All the different colors, featured against those large, shiny green leaves! I understand azaleas are cousins to rhododendrons, but they are NOTHING compared to the Oregon coast rhodies.

    You just made me homesick for a time gone past. But it's a warm, happy/sad feeling.

    Thank you so much!
    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  6. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    Lush, verdant beauty. Thanks for sharing with us. If I were to take pics of my backyard, you would be treated to deep holes dug by my GP, the inevitable chicken coop and a stack of lumber for adding onto the coop. [​IMG] Thanks for a pictorial walk through a serene beautiful yard.
  7. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Very pretty! "Candytuft"... that's the white ones? I like those, can you tell me more about them? Perennial I assume? Shade or sun? Do they spread quickly? How high?
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Thank you for the comments,


    I am glad you enjoyed it!

    Lilacs have a very strong smell and I occasionally even smell it very far away from the tree!
    We have stopped the free ranging is why I have flowers.
    The rhododendrons around here turn into TREES.

    Thanks again, all!
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Thank you for your comment, Laurajean!

    Candytuft is excellent, and is common around here in flowerbeds. It is a perennial, and spreads but not too quickly. You can fill a small space in a flowerbed in a few years, though, and it doesn't get very high- I would say 6-8 inches high.

    Plant some! [​IMG]

    I need to dig up some of mine and move it so I can have it in other places. I have mine in part shade (afternoon and morning shade). I have seen it planted in full sun though.

    My mom has hers planted in full sun and it is doing well.

    I would have to google it to tell you more.


    Here is one:
    Well it says taller than what I have. And I never prune mine, lol.
  10. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010

    I want a lilac tree

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