Garden Plants, May 2008

Garden Plants, May 2008

Photos taken around my home in Cambridge, MA.

Copyright (c) 2008, Sandra J. Loosemore. Photos are provided for personal viewing only; no other use is permitted without prior written consent.


The back garden was last summer's landscaping project. There used to be a stump in back where the raised bed is now; I dug up the roots and re-set the patio stones, and also had the new fence put in. Some of the plants are new and some are things I saved in tubs while the digging was going on. The lily-of-the-valley on the left, the big peony in the middle, and the daylilies on the right were among the things I rescued.
There are a lot of hostas in there, but they're just coming up.
I planted these pansies earlier in the spring.
Likewise with the primroses.
The tulips are a new addition this spring.
More tulips.
A stripey tulip.
Still more tulips.
Yet another tulip.
This is sweet woodruff, which spreads to form a ground cover.
Totally by accident, there are a lot of violets growing up among the cracks between the patio bricks.
The front garden is this year's landscaping project. There used to be three more random concrete slabs in front of the house, that I had hauled away. Besides the new plants, the brick border around the walkway is new.
The new shrubs are a Pieris (andromeda) on the left, and a Kalmia (mountain laurel) on the right. I also put in some more vinca, and replanted the columbines that had formerly been growing between the concrete slabs.
The ground cover with the purple flowers over on the side is lamium. In this photo you can also see some hostas, columbines, and a bleeding heart. It's quite shady over on this side of the house.
Here's a close-up of the lamium.


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