The BolderBoulder and my Garden

My friend Emily and I participated in the BolderBoulder 10K race today. We walked most of it, but did our fair share of running too. Our finish time was 1 hour 32 minutes. Not bad, I think. Emily’s husband did a fine job of moving down the race route and taking pictures. I’ll post some as soon as she sends them to me.

I’ve been meaning to post all weekend about our new garden! We’ve got everything done in the backyard that we wanted to accomplish this season. (Now if we could just figure out what to put under the tree in the front yard!) Here is the view of the backyard from the patio…

And from the driveway…

All of the ‘blank’ space in front of the greenery is full of wildflower seeds. The boys found a wildflower seed packet at Target in the Dollar Spot and just had to have it. So, we are trying that this year.

Spaced along the back, behind each of the perennials below are clematis root balls. We are hoping that they do well and pop out of the soil soon. Starting at the far end, we planted some heather. (Wade’s choice… *grin*) Some pink and some purple…

The next set of perennials is some anemone…

And then we have some snow cap shasta daisies…

At the nearest end are some flowers that I had never seen before. The tag said they were habenera English daisies. They came in hot pink, light pink, white, and white with hot pink tips. They are so fluffy and soft!

Alternating between the clematis, we planted our berry bushes…again from the far end…a blackberry bush…

a blueberry bush…

and a raspberry bush…

I know it all doesn’t look like much now, but I hope by the end of the summer, everything will be growing out of control!

Here are my two newest ‘babies.’ I already have eight rosebushes, but I could not resist adding two more. Purple and coral. Two colors I did not already have! (We planted one more clematis root ball between these two and hope it will fill up the trellis behind them.)

These three are not new additions, but are blooming like crazy right now. My columbines…the state flower of Colorado…

I managed to scrap a little on Friday. I finally scrapped the picture from the Race for the Cure last October.

and a card with the same materials…

I hope this all makes up for being gone so long. Avery has another field trip tomorrow. Wade is staying home so I can go with him. Should be much more calm than the zoo trip. *wink*

8 thoughts on “The BolderBoulder and my Garden

  1. I missed your blog!! thanks for the updates. love your garden, love the heather, love the page, glad for the bb update (under 2 hours for partial-walkers is good isn’t it?)! aren’t you relieved that it rained all night? happy plants!

  2. Glad to have you back. I am jealous of your green thumb… Well, actually, of your willingness to devote time and energy to plants. I just don’t have the wherewithal!

  3. Heather,
    As I was vitually walking through your garden I noticed the “Heather”. Is that variety “Mexican Heather”?
    If so, “Coronas” would be appropriate also.
    Love always,
    Dad

  4. “Cuse me!!!!
    Spell Check failed me again> “virtually” walking is so much easier than “vitually” walking,less I stumble.
    Love,
    Dad

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