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New House and empty yard......

Category: New Yard | Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:40 am

We bought a new house in May 2007. It had the basic bed up front, but nothing else. So I am excited to have a blank canvas to get started on this spring and have many plans drawn up.

I managed to plant the Miss Bateman clematis just prior to actually moving in, and it has done very well blooming a second time right now. She is loaded with buds and blooms. I took the photo this morning which is my ID pic.

My yellow Brugmansia has dwindled down and stopped blooming with the colder weather we've had recently, so I am wintering it until after the cold months to come. We usually have a pretty cold February into March here in Texas. The top blooms at one time where 37 10" long fragrant was amazing. I can't wait until this year to see what it will produce.

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Frank wrote on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:14 am:

What a great looking home, well done!
Nice to see you starting your own blog budagardener, hope you enjoy writing to it from time to time :)


eileen wrote on Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:16 am:

What a beautiful looking home and garden you have budagardener. I love both datura and brugmansias but they don't do well outside in our Scottish climate. I do have a variety of clematis though that do very well.


Netty wrote on Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:24 pm:

Congratulations on the purchase of your new's very nice.
A blank canvas...what fun!


Penny wrote on Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:22 pm:

Looks great and what a nice clean slate to start from!!


zuzu's petals wrote on Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:53 pm:

Congrats on your new home!
It looks just charming, and with your creative touches
in the gardens,
I'm sure it will become more beautiful with each season to come.


budagardener wrote on Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:16 am:

Thanks everyone. The backyard is barren....I planted just one oak, two red tip phetonia and one butterfly bush in May, but waiting anxiously for spring for adding raised beds and a deck. I'll be posting photos as things progress and asking for advice I am sure!
Years ago I belonged to another garden forum and just a heads up, I am an avid seed collector and trader.


bsewnsew wrote on Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:57 am:

Aren't you into palm trees down there.. They appear quite popular.. How about a few fruit trees??
Congradulation on the nice home.. Green and white show each other off.. As do flowers.


budagardener wrote on Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:08 am:

There are not too many palms in my area bsewnsew that I have seen available.

As far as fruit trees, I would love to plant pears and apple, but don't those require a good hard winter freeze to produce fruit? I was born and raised in Ohio, and we had cherry, apple, pear, peaches all around. I miss that!!!

I did order a lilac that is supposed to be heat tolerant in my zone....we shall see. That is my favorite memory of grandma's house back in Perrysburg!

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