Doublefile Viburnum, Girards Saybrook Glory Azalea Are Latest Additions To Side of the House

Doublefile Viburum

With the new potter on the side of the house, I did something a bit different.  Just a little.  Instead of a perennial, I got a deciduous shrub, hoping it’ll weather the winter better and be less maintenance.  Though I preferred there be greenery on the side of the house all year long, I will take a bunch of sticks sticking out the More...

by David Gaines | Published 1 year ago
By David Gaines On Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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Another Dead Rhododendron; Update on the Other Plants on the Side of the House

Well, two out of three isn’t too bad. The first time I ever in my life planted a real live plant, it was an absolute failure. I knew nothing about planting plants. Since it wasn’t a cheap plant, I didn’t More...

By David Gaines On Monday, May 25th, 2015

New Edging Behind House

While at Home Depot, I saw these edging bricks that were different that gave me an idea. Behind the house along the sidewalk, the edging there looks terrible. The side bordering Sproles’ house. So, I bought More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

At Least Someone Is Putting The Watering Can To Use

One day I’m going to have to install a soaker/sprinkler system in the flower bed in the front yard. The rose bushes, and the huge non-descript one that Nduku dislikes, sit under the awning. It’s More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Rhododendron Flowers Actually Blossoming

After several attempts and a level of patience I wasn’t sure if I’d have, looks like the rhododendrons are going to make it. Not only are they growing, they’re also blooming. When I More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, May 10th, 2015
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New Plants for Side of House: Coral Bells and Enchanted Indigo

I was going to lay the retainer wall bricks all the way down to the shed first, then build up until it was time to start planting. But, I changed my mind.  More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Dogwood, Blackgum Starting to Bloom

Finally, the trees have started coming alive. We chose Blackgum because its leaves are a fiery red color. We like color. Of course, when the leaves start blooming, they’re green. And I have no idea if they More...

Japanese Pieris
By David Gaines On Friday, November 28th, 2014

Checking Up on the Japanese Pieris

Checking up on the Japanese Pieris plants. Japanese Pieris Pieris is a genus of seven species of shrubs in the family Ericaceae, native to mountain regions of eastern and southern Asia, eastern North America and More...

By David Gaines On Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Dogwood, Blackgum Have Arrived

The trees are here! These are the trees we got from the RiverSmart Homes Program. Now I can’t wait until the spring when some new buds appear. I’m hoping the Dogwood blooms some of its white flowers More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Added New Bulb Out Planter to the Pathway

It’s been a while since I worked on the side of the house. Mostly because buying the bricks for the retainer wall 10 or 15 at a time is time consuming, only helps incrementally and isn’t really a good More...