Green things and Salutations…

Green things and Salutations…

Just found this group thought I'd join and say hello, but alos pose a few questions... I have a combination of lilacs and burning bushes on the east side of my house.. right now they are about 18" or so from the house so my questions are: 1) Should they be further out? My Burning bushes simply turn Fuscia in the fall :( Then again this will be the first full spring they will have been in the ground... 2) What sort of soil additives should I be using to help the lilacs out.. The bed is top soil with a nice base of compacted heavy clay underneath (ah I love Ohio soil.. no really) I heard they prefer alkaline soil and other than compost, should I be adding anything to the soil? 3) What would be a good ground cover, low growing perennial for the same soil conditions to grow in between the bushes? Danke :)
whats happening to my zucchini plant?

whats happening to my zucchini plant?

hanging photos in the stairway

hanging photos in the stairway

The ultimate thriftiness with food!

The ultimate thriftiness with food!

From the terrace…

From the terrace…

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Custom curtains??

Custom curtains??