Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Garden Tuesday

For all the rain, and all the cold, I know spring is here when the vinca blooms over the ivy. Our front yard does not have lawn. It has lots of stuff, but no lawn. Instead we have ivy and vinca. I like this combination, and the lack of mowing doesn't hurt either!





I like the ivy growing up the trees.

 
I really like these blue flowers.




I even like the yuccas and heather.








But the 6 inch pine needles are a bit much. They never stop falling, not ever. Now if I could only find a market for them, my retirement would be fully funded!

As always, thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello.
I appreciate your time and your comments.

This post is shared with:
Garden Tuesday @ sidewalk shoes
Bloomin Tuesday @ Ms Green "thumb" Jean
Tuesday Garden Party @ An Oregon Cottage

Also today you can find me guest posting at Frugal Creativity! Stop by Melissa's blog and say hello!

Key words: garden, vinca, ivy, pine needles

20 comments:

Donnie said...

Don has to have something to mow but I'm like you. I'd rather not have to do much in the yard as far as mowing.

Pam said...

I prefer stuff over lawn any day!

Melissa said...

The ivy growing up the tree is very pretty! I know my husband would appreciate not having to mow, too. :)

I also wanted to let you know that I posted your guest post on how to make a dry-erase board today. Here's the link:
http://www.frugalcreativity.com/2011/04/how-to-make-homemade-dry-erase-board.html

Thanks for guest posting at my blog!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

I think I'd rather have the stuff instead of a lawn too. I know I wouldn't miss mowing! I hope you and your family had a blessed Easter :)

laurie said...

I think you could make pine needle baskets from them and I've heard of adding them to popoori (sp?) ,, the needles I mean,, maybe you fund your returement,, looks a bit dificult though,, my mum had a small basket made of needles but I think they may work with green ones,, thanks for sharing,,

Sage Trifle said...

Melynda, they sell bales of pine needles at Home Depot. ;-) If it was up to me, we wouldn't have a lawn either. But the Mister likes to have grass.

Becca's Dirt said...

I have way too much lawn. Have a nice day.

kitchen flavours said...

Oh Melynda, I'm laughing over your pine needles! Since they can't be of much use as your "funded retirement", they could perhaps go to your garden compost! Have a nice day, Melynda, hopping over to Frugal Creativity after this!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Ground cover can be a beautiful thing:@)

Holly said...

I don't care what's in my yard as long as it's green. Too much brown here. I would kill for pine trees! I wouldn't kill just anyone of course, I'm not that cruel.

Brenda said...

Pine needles make me think of camping for some reason but I'm sure if I had them all over my yard I wouldn't have such fond thoughts of them, lol! Already looking forward to what we're not eating tomorrow.........I hope it's disgusting! :D

perennialgardener said...

A no mow lawn sounds pretty good to me! :)

Marjie said...

Stopping by from Pam's Garden Tuesday!

We're taking down trees in the side yard to get enough sun to the ground for something other than dirt and dog leavings to grow! We have ivy on one side of our house, and I love it.

Jean said...

Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday!Love the ivy going up the tree! I just fill as much lawn as possible with plants so I have less to mow every year! Great combo of the ivy and vinca. Jean

Corinnea said...

I love Vinca!I'm hoping to lessen my lawn in the future...

shabby girl said...

Vinca is a hardy plant that will even grow in the AZ summer. Love them!
How many pine needles does it take to weave a basket? I know, I used to have several pines in my yard and there was ALWAYS a pile of needles underneath!

Pegasuslegend said...

I have never mowed my lawn! lol
love the ivy!

Michelle said...

ooo, I love ivy!!!!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thank You for stopping by for a visit....Julian

Kat said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog At the Compound and leaving a comments. We have taught all our children and grandchildren how to suck the sweet nectar out of the honeysuckle! Glad you enjoyed that post.