Now that the weather is really warming up and we’ve had a bunch of rain, things are starting to really get growing. As they do, we can see what’s there at our new place and that helps with my in-progress plan for the yard and future gardens.
Some of the plants look familiar, but others I’m not certain about. If anyone recognizes any of these, please let me know!
These mushrooms popped up in the corner of the fenced-in section of our backyard – they look like morels, but are they really the edible kind?
This planter in the corner of the back yard has, I believe, some kind of Sage/Salvia and on the right, a hosta.
Next to the garage, there’s a shrub of some kind and a lot of what look like lilies.
Does this shrub look familiar to anyone?
On the side of the garage, mixed in with other stuff, is this:
It’s not clear to me if it’s a planted-on-purpose or a volunteer. Anyone recognize it?
Further around that side I found some milkweed! I’m so excited and I hope we’ll see some monarchs!
From the thorny wood on these plants up front, I’m assuming they’re roses:
These are also up front (other side of the door), and I believe might be Coneflower/Echinacea:
And on the east side of the house, there are a couple of shrubs that seem to be doing quite well despite being planted REALLY close to the house:
This one has huge buds on it already! Anyone know what it is?
If not, we’ll be able to tell soon when it blossoms.
These two things are nearby, and both of these look like they could be weeds? Or maybe the one in the rear is an ornamental grass of some kind?
This small tree (or is it a shrub?) is out front, struggling to get sun while competing with the very large maple tree:
Anyone recognize these leaves?
We measured everything out so I can make an aerial view plan and decide where future garden beds will be. All in all, I’m so excited about the possibilities! For now, there’s FAR TOO MUCH grass to mow (and our current mower is on its deathbed, so we’ve been eking out what little juice the battery will hold, mowing section by section, until our new mower arrives), but it does look pretty nice! It will likely be quite awhile before we can afford the adorable white picket fence (having a double lot is awesome! but it’s big!), but I can certainly plan my plantings around that so that when we do have it installed, we won’t wreck anything. I’m going to go for an English cottage garden style while using predominantly native plants from this area – any suggestions for things I should grow?