Sunday, April 27, 2008

More "After" Shots

This post is mostly for my little sister who said she wanted to see more "after" shots of our boulevard garden. A few posts back, I commented on how shocked I've been to see how quickly the native plants we planted in October have already grown in gigantic proportion in a mere 6 months. I've already pruned the bee balm back twice! This is something that has taken some getting used to: in Minnesota the adage for perennials is, "The first year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap!" Somehow I always seemed to move before my plants really ever leaped the way I wanted them to. Here, though, it's like the plants are on steroids or something.

Again, before:

and after:

And this, all before the rainy season has even arrived. I'm just a wee bit frightened of that prospect. :)

One more thing to share in this short, weekend post. I got some new posters! They arrived on Saturday and I just love them! Here is one and it is my favorite. I have wanted this one for a very long time, yet couldn't justify spending the money. I am still working through some of my Christmas money, so I went ahead and bought it. It makes me so happy. :)


Anonymous said...

See Please Here

Kelli said...

Wow! What a wonderful transformation, Mrs. Pivec! Very beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful poster, my girl! And of course I love the boulevard!

Creative Life Studio said...

Thanks, Mom! :)

And, I'm so proud of you for choosing cloth with your napkins! I meant to add that in the last post comments area. ;)

LaelR said...

Wow, they sure do leap! Alas, my delphiniums are now very wilty because of the FROST we had last night (yes, frost. Sheesh.) Soon, I too will know the beauty that is a perennial garden!

Unknown said...

Your boulevard garden looks so nice. I love the practicality of the poster. I like to read through it and see how many of these I've done or maybe need to do more of. Good inspiration.

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