www.larksperennials.com Early Spring Gardens 2008
www.larksperennials.com I have been gardening here at my current home for 13 years. There are only a few plants that I can say are 13 years old. All others have been moved, divided or thrown out. I am a VERY passionate gardener and somewhat of an artsy lady. I view my gardens as a canvas. A painting that I am forever trying to make perfect. I like to help others with inexpensive ways to garden and create art for their landscape. I will walk you through my gardens from Spring through Winter. I hope you ENJOY the stroll.
1 of 17: www.larksperennials.com Scillas add that perfect BLUE that is the color that I use as a focal point in my gardens. The gold glass is a part of an old lamp, just to add color and visual interest.
2 of 17: Spiderwort can become invasive. I make sure I deadhead it and dig around the clump before it gets out of hand.
3 of 17: Yellow and blue are a favorite combination of mine. Minature daffodils and scillas. The deer and bunnies won\'t touch them.
4 of 17: This part of the garden is my hosta bed. I plant daffodils around ALL my hostas to keep the deer from eating them.
5 of 17: www.larksperennials.com I have a wetland area and the Marsh Marigolds are the stars in early Spring.
6 of 17: Prairie Smoke adds a softness to the Spring garden. It is a bit unusual, so ofcourse I like it. LOL
7 of 17: I like to use burgundy foliage in my gardens and landscape. This is a Pygmy Barberry with Prairie Smoke.
8 of 17: Trilliums really make my shaded area pop. They take so long to multiply. PATIENCE is something that gardening has taught me.
9 of 17: Blue Forget-Me-Nots are a flower that I let go CRAZY in my woodland area. The BLUE is so intense and I LOVE BLUE in the gardens. The white Foam Flower now gets alot of blooms since I spray it with my homemade pepper spray all Spring. The bunnies don\'t like the hot spicy taste.
15 of 17: www.larksperennials.com A young Japanese Maple, Hostas: Golden Scepter, Varigated, Blue Angel, Gold Standard, Sum and Substance, Great Expectations.
16 of 17: Wild Dames Rocket can be invasive but it is so fragrant that I leave a few around all areas of my garden. I again just make sure I deadhead them.