Thursday, May 21, 2015

Whatzit? (Again)

WOW!  You ladies are GOOD!  Thank you so much for identifying the plants in yesterday's post. How fabulously helpful. May I ask you for help again today?  This small plant is in my front yard. right now it's about 18" - 24" tall.

I'm looking forward to the long weekend. I've got a landscaper coming tomorrow to clear out some old mulch, till and then add loam to a long plot on the north side of the house. I've got plans for a shade garden to go there, but they got sidetracked when I discovered there was several layers of that black garden cloth underneath a big pile of old mulch. Grass had tried to grow through the garden cloth, so it was a PITA to remove. As if that wasn't bad enough, there was only two inches of dirt under that, and under that was all sand.  Yuk! So after tomorrow, I can get some plants in the ground. I'm pretty excited.

As for the front yard, I have to decide what I want it to look like, but the ground there is in worse shape than the side garden, so that will take a lot of preparation before I plant new plants. I've decided to plan it out the same way I decided to lay out my house when I was planning the move last year - with graph paper. I'm going to measure out the garden, figure out what's there, and then make little graph paper circles to represent the various plants I want to consider, and the plants that are already there. Then I can move everything around until I get an arrangement I like. 

Thanks again for the help.


Megan said...

Very interesting to hear of all your plans for the garden and see the pics. Thanks for taking the time to share them Lynne.

Sydney, Australia

Kathy said...

I don't recognize this one. But, maybe your landscaper will be able to tell you what it is. I cannot tell from the photo if it is a herbaceous or woody plant. Looks woody.. is it growing from an old stump, perhaps?

Eileen said...

It looks familiar but I can't bring up a name for it. I agree your landscaper may be able to tell you.

Enjoy the planning and the planting!

Dru said...

To me, it almost looks like Solomon Seal, but not quite.

Pat said...

Sand, eh? Will that translate to well drained soil? You have a lot of work ahead, but very rewarding. It will be fun to tweak things as you go along. It took me years to get my little garden area just the way I wanted it ... and then I moved. lol Go figure. I'm looking forward to watching yours take shape.

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

Hard to tell for sure in the phot but it looks like a deutzia.
Not sure of the common name, but you should be able to google (deutzia) and figure out the variety and if it is one.
Another guess might be a spirea.
Have fun, but don't over do.