Thursday, October 3, 2019

Creating A Flower Bed

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This is the view I see every day. I love looking at our garage when I pull in. It has such curb appeal. Eventually I would love to add flower boxes to the windows and an arbor over the doors.


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The open space on this side of our home was screaming for some love. It was just there. Nothing exciting.

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I found these gorgeous Hydrangeas at Costco.

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I simply could not resist them! As soon as I saw them I knew the perfect place for them.

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I ended up creating a small flower bed for them underneath the set of windows. I loved seeing the pop of color when pulling into our driveway! This was back at the beginning of summer. I would like to say that they are thriving but sadly my lack of green thumb has left this new flower bed vacant. At least I think it has. I have since cut back the Hydrangeas to nubs in hopes of saving them. We have had a terribly hot and dry summer so no matter how hard I tried they just were not happy. One is sprouting new leaves while the other, well let's just say I will be looking for new flowering plants to place here in the spring. Any ideas?

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  1. That's going to be beautiful there, Pamela!

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    1. Would have been if they had survived!:) I now need to find some type of flowering shrub with the same pop of color. Thanks for visiting Stacey!

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  2. You garage really is gorgeous, and I love the new flower bed. It looks wonderful too. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Marty! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  3. Hi Pamela, your new home and garage is just so wonderful! I'm no expert on Hydrangeas, but I've had lots of fails with them. Certain varieties like more sun than others. In my experience they don't want hot direct sun all day, And the Texas heat can be brutal on them. You might want to check out plants from a nursery that can tell you the best ones (if any) that can stand it. Then maybe replant your little survivor into a more sun/shade spot with plenty of watering in the Summer. They're so pretty, I had to baby mine at our last house. This current house has several bushes, but since the old landscape is out of control they didn't do well this year. We are waiting for people to come get it whipped into shape. It's fun to start with a clean slate!

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    1. Mom has them at her house back in GA and hers are huge. We aren;t that much different in temps but i guess enough to matter. I have another Hydrangea story to share soon that has to do with replanting. Thanks for stopping by Debra!

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  4. Hi Pamela, Those hydrangeas are so different than the ones I usually see. I loved where you put them too. I can imagine with such a hot summer it was hard to keep them watered all the time. Here in western Pennsylvania it has been hotter than usual also and keeping up with the pots has been a chore. I swear that next year I won't buy so many small plants that need potted and just go with one or two large varieties. I enjoyed visiting your blog today.

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    1. Peggy thanks so much for stopping by to visit! Hoping the weather starts cooling down for you in PA soon!

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  5. Oak leaf hydrangeas like more sun than other varieties. It's just too hot in Texas and they need shade. I've seen that some people put umbrellas over them to shade them during the hot summer days. Pansies would do pretty well there this winter but next spring you probably need something that's drought tolerant. I have very little sun in my yard that I'm always trying to find stuff that will bloom in the shade. Thanks for stopping by and you kind comment. Your house is so cute!

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    1. Thanks for your suggestions Katie. This year was our first drought season in several years. Hubby has the sprinkler set to water so I could never figure out if they were watered too much or not enough.

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  6. Love your garage. Do you have living quarters above? If so, pics please. The hydrangeas are so pretty but maybe not the best spot for them. Maybe some more sun loving drought tolerant plants. Lilly's of different varieties may do well there. Ex:Asiatic or Day Lilly's. A Crepe Myrtle or two would look good there as well.

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    1. Hi Lynda! Thank you for stopping by to visit. The second story of our garage can be finished out for a living space but we just have it decked as attic space right now. I store all my home decor stuff up there. Great suggestions on flowers. We have Myrtles in our yard now which I love but last year they all got the dreaded bark disease and I can not seem to keep it away so no more Myrtles till then.

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  7. That’s such a shame as the colour looked good alongside your garage. Hydrangeas love it here. They are about the best thing to grow in this damp area of South Wales and also we are near the coast. We have so many different colours of hydrangeas in the garden. I suppose it is discovering what suits your area best?!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and leaving a comment! South Wales!? How lovely! I dream of visiting over there some day.

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  8. It's going to look great Pamela. I love the flower box look, just perfect. When you do please post for us.
    Thanks for your sweet comment and visit.
    Happy Fall.

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  9. Pam,
    I agree with checking with a local nursery which can advice you as to the best flowers to plant in that area.
    I have never been able to grow hydrangeas, much to my own dismay!!
    Thanks so much for visiting!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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