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May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Primrose garden ~ enlarged

Two years ago this was the new garden I called my shade garden. Today it has been renamed, my primrose garden, as most of the plants I have here, are in the primrose family.

Yesterday I bought three new primulas and there was not enough room in the garden, so I grabbed the hand truck, and started moving large rocks to make the bed about three feet wider. All was going well, until I realized there were not enough rocks of the size I needed to complete the job. Instead of making the bed three feet wider all the way along, I curved it back in to meet the existing rock edge. I then filled the bed with three wheelbarrows of nice rich soil/compost mix.

Not only did I plant the new primulas, I moved a few of the primroses and cowslips from another garden into My Primrose Garden. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you will see, in the foreground, the beautiful new pink primula with a 12 inch stem.

Don't they look lovely all together?

The finished project. Sadly I have to surround the garden with chicken wire, other wise the rabbits would eat all my plants.


Rosehaven Cottage said...

What a lovely primrose bed! I love the serendipitous shape you achieved. It's really beautiful.


gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love it, what a great idea to put them altogether :)

Lavender said...

Pity you had to restrain yourself due to shortage of suitable rocks, you were on quite the roll there - very ambitious job - must be the thrill of spring!
Lovely group of plants, all with excellent colour, Bravo!

Outside In said...

Very nicely arranged in the bed, I like those drum stick primroses. For some reason they don't want to sell them over here. Well at least I get to see your pretty primroses.

tina said...

Very pretty! You are a hard worker! The primroses are surely growing on me since I had a few return this year. The first year too.

Heather said...

I love it! The rock edging finishes it all off so nicely. Sorry to hear a out the rabbits, they are so cute but so destructive.

BrightHaven Becca said...

That is some of the nicest soil I've ever seen! And the primroses are lovely. Thanks for stopping by BrightHaven.

MNGarden said...

Those pesky rabbits. They love daylilies. I see a big one now and then. There are lots of daylilies so I do not notice the damage. Good job on the enlarged primrose garden.

Kim and Victoria said...

What a great idea, a primrose garden!

Kim and Victoria said...

Have you seen this post?

cherry said...

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Kirsten said...

Oh I so love primroses. I wish they could tolerate our heat and humidity. I am happy that I can enjoy them through your blog!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Ah, if I lived where you do, primroses would definitely be one of my six. I can't grow them in Oklahoma, but I can admire them from afar.~~Dee

Ginger said...

Your hard work has paid off! What a beautiful, colorful bed!