Front Yard and Back Yard views – Start of May

Here are a couple of quick pics of the back yard and a plot in the front yard. I spent part of sunday last week deciding on how to expand the garden in the back yard. It should be a fairly easy process, just a whole lotta digging. But the front yard, that has been a problem over the years.

There is this small plot of land in the front yard between the house and a brick sidewalk. Last year I planted two rose bushes, which were a hybrid called Margaret Chase Smith (after the US Senator from Maine). The only reason that I picked the Smith roses was that I recognized the name, because my sister had a biography of Smith from one of her college classes.

Well both of those roses barely lasted a year. So it’s time for a new plan. With the plan being to dig up that whole plot of land, and fill it with better soil. Since the soil that is currently there, is beyond sub-par.

I guess we’ll see how it turns out this year. But I’ll probably fill it will dill, poppy and a couple of other flowers. Just to keep it simple.

8 comments on “Front Yard and Back Yard views – Start of May

  • AuSable says:

    Maybe if I lived in the “really rough” part of town. I could have had a bonfire in the backyard with the couch.

  • AuSable says:

    I had a couch out there for a year or two. But the rain and snow totally destroyed it, so I ended up just tossing it out in one of the house demo dumpsters.

  • Just move a couch on to the front porch so it can get severely rain damaged and you’ll be in business.

  • AuSable says:

    Acidic soil, that would probably explain the 620 effect. But roses always seemed high maintenance to me. Well I do have a trundle bed with Supa’s name on it, so I might have some lovely roses in the front after all. I’d even be willing to remove all the front porch windows just for him.

  • I think that in the end, and I could be completely off on this, certain types of roses do better in a more acidic soil. Maybe it would be good for you to have a higher % of peat moss in their soil mix, or just have us over and make Supa shotgun 3 beers, he’ll acid the hell out of that spot for you…

  • AuSable says:

    I’ll have to see if they have those roses at the green house close to home. But if I could find those roses from 620, now we would be in business. Even went we tried to kill those roses at 620 they wouldn’t die.

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