Budget and lack of time have kept me from filling these spaces with plants over night. But, that's okay with me, because creating these gardens has been a journey, not a destination.
In fact, these gardens have been created and recreated; done, undone, and redone again many times over the years. Everything is a work in progress. I continually reconstruct the garden as I discover plants that don't work, my own changing tastes, and my desire to try new ideas and new plants. Here are some of the gardens I've been working on:
- Roman fountain garden
- pond garden
- front yard garden
- disappearing fountain garden
- pool garden
- backyard/dry creek garden
- vegetable garden
|Dry Stack Rock Beds Surround Roman Style Fountain|
|Water Lilies and Parrots Feather in Garden Pond|
|Spring Petunias Bloom in Front Yard Garden|
|Disappearing Fountain After Installation of Rock|
|Swimming Pool Area Overlooking Dry Creek and Backyard|
|Veggie Garden Spring 2010|
Still, 4 inch transplants are a good buy and an excellent solution for filling in empty garden spaces on a tight budget. These days a 4 inch perennial costs about $2, and a 1 gallon perennial costs about $6. That means, for the same $6, I can have 3 plants if I buy the 4 inch size.
So, here's one solution: buy small 4 inch transplants in the fall/winter and grow 1 gallon plants in the greenhouse for transplanting in Spring.
|Greg's Mist flower (front left), Texas Betony (front right)|
|Greg's Mist Flower Bumped up to 1 Gallon|
|Mountain Sage (Salvia Regla) Gets Bumped up to a 1 Gallon Pot|
|Shasta Daisies (Front Left)|
|Shasta Daisy Moved up to 1 Gallon Pots|
|Greenhouse Plant Table|