Mission Possible ..... and Planting completed!!!

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Side view of garden / clean paths with restacked rocks...

David and I went into the gardens around noon. We were hoping to complete the planting. First we had to rake the beds and carry the plants out of the Parks area out to the garden. The gate was locked so we put them into the truck bed and drove them around. Then we unloaded them. yikes. We had never planted such a large area: we felt a little overwhelmed. (but NOT discouraged)....

We got out our garden drawings and had a cup of coffee while we contemplated what to do. We decided we needed to read the labels on the plants and put the "sizes" together. That way we could get the shortest in the front and the tallest in the back. For planting we pulled the plants from the containers and put them on the ground where we wanted to plant them.

Planted garden with David standing and admiring it...
Then, one by one we put them in. It looked pretty and bright.

When we were half finished with the second planter we realized it was 5 PM and time was running short. We decided to call our best friends, Al and Julie Abrahamsen. Julie answered and didn't even hesitate saying she would be right over. She said she just needed to get her knee pads. ( She once rescued me about 25 years ago when I was wall papering at 10 at night..... she's the best!) 10 minutes later Julie and Al arrived carrying tools and wearing big smiles. It was like a breath of fresh air and a burst of energy for David and I. We were so thrilled as we had been dragging just minutes before...

Julie looked at my flower garden plan drawings (yes..she's a direction reader) and quickly accessed the plants and saw how we were laying them out.
The gardens with flowers....
She suggested we not put the taller plants by the back edge as they would crowd the walk way... good point. We moved them in. It was fast and pleasant work with the four of us. We worked until 7:30 PM ... Whew! We beat darkness by 20 minutes or so... It was such a huge relief to finally have it planted and it looked great! Al took several pictures.

We have zennias, soapwort, cosmos, petunias, pansies, violas, laventeria, godetias, batchlor buttons, cennerara, gladiola, freesia, delpheniums, alyssums, lobelia, nastursiums, ranuculous, daffodils, baby's breath, columbine, stock, sweet william, osteospermum, snapdragons, coreopsis, blue star creeper, erodium, maritima and nemesia. These are just the thirty I could remember ... there are even more planted!!! Several of the types had different varieties represented: dwarf, bush, jumbo so there really are lots of kinds! We'll be moving plants as they bloom to keep the colors coordinated in the beds. They are just perky green plants now.

So..... It's started.... now we just need to keep it fertilized, deadheaded, weeded and watered over the summer.
   We also need to coordinate some volunteers to water while we are in China for 6 weeks.....    

mybu84 says:
Wow!!!!!!!
Posted on: May 11, 2010
Daive says:
Take pictures again once the plants have grown bigger!...would probably be beautiful!
Posted on: Apr 27, 2010
_Adventuress_ says:
Very colorful. That's going to look really great in a couple weeks
Posted on: Apr 22, 2010
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Side view of garden / clean paths …
Side view of garden / clean paths…
Planted garden with David standing…
Planted garden with David standin…
The gardens with flowers....
The gardens with flowers....
flower garden...now they just need…
flower garden...now they just nee…
Gardens with plants... working on …
Gardens with plants... working on…
flowers...
flowers...
Looking towards the back
Looking towards the back
Wishing well with Gazebo
Wishing well with Gazebo
Our best friends, Julie and Al
Our best friends, Julie and Al
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