Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Heirloom Garden. . .

One of the last Gardens to bloom here On Crooked Creektt
is The Heirloom Garden.

The plantings in The Heirloom Garden 
were already mature shrubs and bushes 
when we arrived On Crooked Creektt.

There's ground cover growing in a broken, rusted wheelbarrow,
a red rambling rose bush and my favorite. . .
the soft pink hibiscus bushes that grow along the perimeter of the fence.

Barberry and honeysuckle are off to the right 
as you enter through the Garden Gate.

Due to our "above average" amount of rainfall, here on the Prairie,
each hibiscus bush was a profusion of blooms throughout July and August!

As you can see. . .
these were my favorite to photograph, as well!!!

Aided by the Master Gardener, "Mr. Ed",
I was able to share the size of these beautiful blossoms!!!

Just beyond the wheelbarrow, 
the rose bush and the hibiscus bushes,
"Mr. Ed" and I planted a single Shasta Daisy plant 
when we arrived On Crooked Creektt. . .

and a friendly neighbor gave us a single Purple Cone Flower!

The Shasta Daisies were planted On Crooked Creektt
in memory of my beloved maternal grandmother.
Grandmother gave "Mr. Ed" a 'start' of Shasta Daisies 
from her own flower garden when we purchased our first home 
on the other side of the Prairie,many, many years ago.

I have divided this Shasta Daisy Patch once already 
to share with my son and  daughter~in~law
when they built their new home. . .
and they will be divided a second time this fall!

This years division of the Purple Cone Flowers 
have been promised to the newlyweds 
from our July Wedding Reception tables.

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This Summer, one of "Mr. Ed's"  honey~do list items
was to make a Garden Gate to camouflage all of his Garden "stuff".

Day 1 of the Garden Gate. . .

Ladders for cleaning the gutters and trimming the trees. . .
extra fence boards to make needed repairs. . .

White plastic barrels. . .
promises of an upcoming "Rain Barrel". . .

the work has begun. . .

and here is the Garden Gate complete with new hinges!!!

Nicely done, "Mr. Ed"!!!

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The back half of The Heirloom Garden 
carefully trimmed, edged and ready to bloom!

The vintage ladder was a gift from my Dad!
The vintage plow an heirloom from The Family Farm.

Using artifacts throughout our Gardens here On Crooked Creektt,
gives something pleasing to the eye for viewing year 'round.

On Crooked Creektt only has one other Garden in our backyard,
The Container Garden is purely experimental this year.

The Container Garden is located to the left of the walk path as you exit.
Due to its experimental nature,
we are not allowing views for this Season.

I, truly hope that our drought, of the past two years, is behind us
and that the days ahead will be as green and lush
as they have been this year On Crooked Creektt!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful garden photos, Pat.

When we took our little walk around the back yard yesterday, we saw some things needing tending. It really is looking like Fall is just around the corner.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Loved seeing your beautiful blooms! My hibcus is not happy with it being dry so no more blooms. I am so behind on my blog reading..missed ready as to what you and Mr Ed are up to. We have a hinged gate between the potting shed and cottage for the same purpose you do for yours!