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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday – Back Yard Enhancements


Sometimes the best source of plants is not the nursery or plant stand, but your own plant beds. On the side lawn just across from the garage is an oval with green and white striped ornamental grass. It started out as a small clump I got on campus several years ago. I am not sure of its name –- is it variegated liriope??
Well, with my budget restraints, and having spent a lot on my new plants for the front foundation and the new white garden, I looked around for ways to add to the back yard flora without having to spend any more money.
This photo shows a view of the back yard with three planters that break up the expanse of lawn.
In the foreground is one of two cement planters holding ornamental grass dug up from the front side lawn.
One of two plastic planters that have not done well outside. I’m afraid they are in need of a good powerwashing.
It holds a curly-leaved variegated hosta that was dug up last week from near the driveway.
The ‘Bressingham Blue’ hosta in this planter echoes the ones in the nearby plantbed.

This planter gives the south border a visual break. It also holds ornamental grass dug up from side front yard.

I am pleased to find garden solutions that do not involve spending more money or much back bending on my part.
See more Outdoor Wednesday posts at Susan’s blog, A Southern Daydreamer.

15 comments:

Lana G! said...

Nicely Done! It looks great!

Hootin' Anni said...

It's so peaceful looking. Great area, beautifully landscaped.

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debbie said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday
beautiful yard....I thought I had already signed up to be a follower but I had not....sorry... I love your blog
hugs
debbie

Kammy said...

Hello !
Love your backyard pics....love that hosta ! We have a powerwasher...hubby thinks we need
a more powerful one , LOL !
Hug ~ Kammy

bj said...

Very nice...everything looks really nice.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your plants look nice and they are healthy looking.
Glenda

Sandra said...

Very pretty!
Blessings,
Sandra

Cascia said...

You have a lovely backyard.

Mary said...

Your garden is lovely. I see you also have hostas. They are another bargain plant because they, too, can be divided. I love what you have done.

Carrie said...

Mary,
You're right about the hostas. Last year I divided the Bressingham Blue Hostas and enjoy having so many of them in the plant beds.
Carrie

stefanie said...

looks so peaceful!!

ButterYum said...

You have quite a green thumb!

Janie's World said...

I love all the different greens with the gray green. Looks peaceful and comfortable.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Carrie!

What beautiful backyard! I love your planters they are wonderful! Thank you so much for the sweet Birthday wish it certainly made me smile. Enjoy a beautiful rest of the week.

Smiles...

Beverly

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That border looks so pretty!

Manuela