Connie’s Garden

I know it’s time for an update on Connie’s garden project.  The lot was hydro seeded and within a few days we had several hard rains which was really tough on that new seeding.  Parts of the grass grew beautifully but right down the middle it seemed as if the rain literally washed the seeding away.  So….the guys came back and drug the middle of the yard again and reseeded.  Here’s what it looks like now.

The area to the left faces the street and looked pretty rough, too, when Connie returned from several weeks at the lake.  I wish I had a “before” picture.  Look at this pretty area now – weed free and mulched!

Connie insisted I come in and get some hostas that she wanted divided – it was a hot day and she had been gardening for hours but we’re all friends here.  Does it look like she’s been working?  She’s going kill me for posting this picture.

See all these hostas I had to go home and plant?  I am not anxious to divide them again in a year or so.

I divided them up into 40 small plants and gave them plenty of room to expand.  As you can tell, I’m not a dedicated gardener.  Then I had to put up a fence so the goats wouldn’t eat them

I will keep you updated on Connie’s beautiful garden.  I’m going to her lake home next week – I’ll take pictures there, too.

15 thoughts on “Connie’s Garden

  1. Felicia Hamlin

    A question to Julianna. What do you mean you put Irish Fspring in the middle of the hostas? Do you men the soap? Do you put in the middle of each plant? A whole soap? Thanks for your answer.

  2. Carol

    Our host as are the only plants to have survived this year’s drought…and the deer came and ate their juicy stems! I guess they are also needed water!

  3. Launa Peters

    Hi Mary,
    Thanks for showing us all the work you and Connie did with the great Hosta gardens; so nice of Connie to share plants with you. It topped out at 101 degrees here today and I wish we’d get a little rain. Not ‘gonna’ happen. Good to see you are rested up from your fun family reunion. Enjoy your time at the lake.

  4. Tanya

    You two look like those strong, beautiful women in the Olympics! Tired, sweaty, and pleased! The Garner Hosta Olympics must be THE best though! 🙂

  5. Ann Barlament

    I love Hostas and hope the next owner of my house will also enjoy the sweet purple Iris along the side of the garage, they came from my paternal great grandmother’s flower garden…about 60+ years ago.

    So nice of Connie to share and have a relaxing week at the lake!!!

  6. J E Hifler

    Mary, what kind of dirt do you plant your hostas in?
    Connie’s garden is going to be beautiful!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      I plant hostas in whatever dirt happens to be in the area I want the hostas to live in. I have never hauled dirt in.

  7. Sue Blazevski

    Connie’s garden looks great. She does look like she’s been working really hard. You look like a true I’m sure you looked just like Connie after planting all those hostas. I love looking at your garden and I know what you are talking about with the goats. We had 2 many years ago thinking they would eat the weeds. Turned out that they liked the same food as the horses, so they weren’t much help. Keep the pictures coming. I haven’t seen the chickens much lately. Are they camera shy?


  8. Diane

    Whew–You and Connie deserve a few dips in the lake!! It looks very hot there. The gardens are gorgeous. 🙂 We have had lots of rain in Central Ohio which of course, means lots of humidity. Ick. Enjoy the lake!!

  9. mary jane

    how did you two ever manage a business AND have time for gardening..I miss my hosta garden, under some pine trees, with pink and white bleeding hearts in the spring. One of my favorite hostas is called JUNE..thanks again for the wonderful pictures and postings you send us Mary.

  10. Julianna

    What a gift! I love Hostas – so many beautiful varieties. I put Irish Spring in the center of my hostas to keep the deer away. They are beautiful creatures but they sure can mow down a great garden!
    As always your garden is lovely. You will enjoy those new hostas for years to come!!

  11. Miriam

    The gardens are beautiful! My hostas and everything else grow in spite of me, not because of me! I’m not very dedicated, either, but I like looking at them.

  12. Sue

    Most of our hostas have been eaten by deer. We have been so dry the deer are coming down earlier this year.

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