Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Memorial Day Project #DIYlandscape #RedWhiteAndBlue

Last year, we did so many projects  during  holidays and this year, I would like to do some also.  I wasn't satisfied with the work I did in front of this grotto last year so I thought of redecorating it and add some stuff.  So on Memorial weekend, I decided to revamp it.  
These scorpion grasses or popularly known as forget me nots have pretty little blooms with  white, blue, and yellow color.  I love how low maintenance  they are and  they do come back every year.
I bought two of these Elijah Blue Fescue  are great addition to this project.  The slender, wiry blades of blue is a pretty character to any  landscape project. This ornamental grass is a tidy evergreen that is very tolerant of a wide range of sites and conditions. This plant is the kind of plants I love planting because it is one of those “no fuss” plants which is perfect for the low maintenance garden.   There are plants that I love but I don't buy it because  you only get to enjoy one season then they die.
Another addition to this  project is this echeveria agavoides that a friend of mine gave me.  She has one big garden bed full of succulents.  I traded it with some hostats which I have plenty of also.  That's one way of  saving some money when  planting some  ornamental plants, see if you can trade some of yours  with your friends.
Of course, I have to have blue star juniper in the mix because they are low maintenance as well and they are pretty.
I believe this plant is called strap leaf plant, they have purple blooms.  I can't wait till it blooms.  Correct me if I am wrong but I can't remember the exact name of this plant.
I used the plastic planters from the plants that I bought previously instead of throwing them away.  I just remove or cut off the bottom so that the roots will go  on the ground.  It's a way to recycle and avoid  stacking them in the landfill.  I wish the store would buy  those containers back.  I have so many of them.
I also planted some  snow carpets  along the border.  They are also perennials so let's see if  they come back next year.


These pretty little plants are freely growing in my yard so I thought of incorporating it  here although the yellow doesn't   go along  with my red, white, and blue theme, they're still pretty so it counts lol.

TIP:  If you're like me who likes to save money on mulch and gardening soil, always wait  till holidays like Memorial Day or Mother's Day because it always  goes on sale.  Instead of paying $3.98 for a bag, you can get them for two dollars a bag or 5 for $10 which is a big difference.  Lowe's and Home Depot always  have it on sale during  special occasion.  The same thing with gardening soil, when on sale, you can get 4 bags for $10.  

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Masshole Mommy said...

It came out GREAT! I can tell how much hard work you put into it, but look at the reward - a beautiful yard.

Alli Smith said...

All of your plants are beautiful. I love gardening and enjoying the fruits of my labor when the garden is in full bloom. It's lovely!

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Gardening is always something I enjoy doing. We grow a big garden. The landscaping turned out really pretty.

Jeannette said...

WOW that loos AMAZING! You obviously love doing stuff like this! I wish I had time like this running through my body! This would be very fun to do!

Angela Ricardo Bethea said...

Totally loving the plants especially that adorable succulent. I'd love to have someone trade plants with and maybe start gardening but I've got my hands for at the moment.

Bohemian Babushka said...

Gracias for the soil bag price tip. Don't expect my gardening will come out as nice as yours, but for that lower price BB will surely try! BB2U

Amanda @ Old House to New Home said...

I am a terrible gardener but the end result is worth it! Your yard looks beautiful!

Travel Quest-ny said...

You are so creative sis I love this DIY Project of yours (good job). You motivates me to do the same thing, my front house needs a little facelift. I have to find time for me to start my project. I'm occupied with other stuff esp. during summer.

Sara Welch said...

This looks really cute! I would love to get outside and landscape a bit!

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

Your landscaping looks so good. I would love to start to do some really nice landscaping like this myself.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

Everything looks lovely. I have a bit of a gray thumb and my yard is a bit tricky so I stopped trying a couple of years ago.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

My husband now is into gardening but we don't have a wide area to plant at home. Potted little plants like these are fine.

Glam Karen said...

That's so beautiful! I love how you set up your garden! I hope I have the time to create something this lovely. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

Tasheena Womack said...

Amazing job with the landscape. I love how this project turned out. I wish I could do this to my yard.

ricci said...

I love what you did with your flower bed!! I recently re-mulched mine when mulch went on sale. I love getting it at such a great price!!

Brit Strawbridge said...

I love the blue star junipers! They remind me of a succulent! You put this all together so well!

Alison Rost said...

This is why I love Spring and Summer! You can totally plan projects like this without worrying about the weather. I love how it turned out!

Janet C said...

This turned out looking amazing! You did such a great job.

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