Front yard, back yard and container gardening throughout the 2006 season
Sunday, October 22, 2006
\'Purple Dome\' aster.....I got this plant 4 years ago, almost let it die accidently by not planting it and letting it totally dry out to the point of dessication, and the darn thing was still trying to bloom. I figured any plant that wasn't dead, diseased, or infested after such neglect, and was still trying to bloom, deserved a place in the garden. I tucked it into this corner of a raised bed, and promptly forgot all about it - and every year I am surprised when it just covers itself in 100's and 100's of blooms with no fert., no pinching, and zero supplemental water.....It really is a trooper!! I will divide it this Fall and give one to Nancy, and/or Jan for the new gardens I am hoping to see soon.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
A birds-eye view pic of the Dream Garden... :-)I wanted to get picture from above to work with over the winter to label where plants are, where I want to move some, and most especially where the new trees, shrubs, roses and grasses will go next year. I finally found a spot to get the pic from, Ashleys bedroom window...LOL!! I will be taking a pic from this spot every month from here on out, and will have quite a good sense of how things are filling in, where the bare spots are, where there is a jolting combo, and where a good dose of color is needed, or where a good focal point is required...
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Aster lacetiforia 'Prince'I am not a huge fan of asters.....just nothing grabs my attention about them, probably just grown them for so many years they are boring to me. But the 'Prince' is a whole different story! It looks like a neat, deep chocolate colored shrub all spring and summer, and then in early-mid Oct. it simply erupts in a flurry of tiny white blooms with hot pink little centers. Each bloom is about the size of 1/2 of a tic-tac - tiny, tiny little flowers - but by the thousands on a good health specimen they are just arresting to the eye! I look at this plant constantly when in bloom, my eye drawn to it dozens of times per day.....
Saturday, October 21, 2006
\'Prince\'A close-up of the tiny little flowers on this amazing aster....
Sunday, September 10, 2006Haven't been able to do much out in the garden lately, but with the 15th rapidly approaching - hopefully that will change soon! :-) The Brugs are blooming beautifully, and so many new buds coming on....I love these plants! Many of the roses are coming in to gorgeous bloom - the 2 Eden roses growing on either side of the archway are really impressing me this year! I have many climbers to buy (especially since I couldn't go to Zuzu's - so disappointing!) and will hit some sales after the final back procedure this Friday. The 4 I have planted along the fence are really starting to put on new growth with the cooler temps, after taking a break in the hottest part of summer.....
My 'White Chocolate' Crape Myrtle is about to bloom for the first time, and the bright white flowers against that rich chocolaty foliage is going to be gorgeous!
The co-op day lilies and Irises are planted - thanks to my fantastic friends and kids!! - and I can not wait to see them bloom next year. I can't remember all the varieties I got, plus some were bonus plants that weren't labeled, so next year in this garden is just going to be so exciting! I will be seeing new things everywhere, and to be healthy again, and not have pain every second will just make it that much better. I can not wait to play in the garden again....I really, really do miss it!! I think that may be why I haven't been on DG, or this journal.....a bit hard to do these things when i connect them so much with the garden!! But with Friday so close, I feel optimistic!! And am looking forward to an Autumn in the garden... :o)
This was the smallest weakest little start of a plant, that is now eating my garden..Haha! It is HUGE! Common name is Moon Flower, and I see why - at night the flowers just glow. Not hardy here, Z10, but fun as an annual.
Friday, September 8, 2006I just walked the long perennial border, and it really needs an overhaul this fall. The daylilies need to be divided, and the helianthemums also. I have got to cut the pink rose that was there when I moved in way, way back...it is spreading no less than 10 ft across and really not being a nice neighbor. My back trouble has really kept me from my normal trimming, snipping, and my garden shows it. I can't wait to get back out there!! The Japanese anemones need some serious cutting back and ripping out, and basic control. and some general weeding is definitely in order, although not much with all the mulch I use - which is nice as I hate weeding!! I have a few shrubs which need some pruning for shape, and some perennials to move.....I also want to plant a couple more trees....a Clerodendrum and an oxydendron.....also the two Acers I still have in pots....no, make that three - they will all go in the ground this Fall. And of course some of the Edmunds roses we got for our rose society......I can NOT believe they were going to burn them all.......I am so glad we got them instead....and what a deal we got!!!!
Wednesday, September 6, 2006I am so impressed with these plants.....Brugs have always been very hard for me to grow.....and this year with Messenger and Mighty plant....much better!!
Tuesday, September 5, 2006....and this yellow one has flowered less, but is so vibrantly colored it is well worth the wait!!
Monday, September 4, 2006I just watched the news and we are supposed to get rain this weekend. We haven't had rain in well over 6-7 weeks....I honestly can't remember the last real rain we had here. It has been an exceptionally dry summer, and this young garden has really faltered because of it! So many of these plants were young and not well established, they would be so much further along if it had been a normal summer. But this is gardening, and mother nature always plays her hand differently. LOL! And it was a hot and very dry hand this year, record heat, and record number of days without rain.....and me with a brand new garden loaded with plants.....FUN!!! All is well though. My back is getting better bit by bit, and Autumn is slowly but surely cooling things down, rain will fall, and most of these plants will survive - and the few that don't will leave great holes to plant new treasures!
Wednesday, August 2, 2006Nice cool mornings, and sunny afternoons....and the plants are taking off! I pulled weeds today, applied Messenger andMighty Plant with the new battery operated sprayer....works really well!! LOVE IT!!! I also tied in some plants that were straying, and pruned some dead foliage and daylily dead flower stalks. I also decided to plant a small grass 'Northern Lights' all along the flagstone pathway.....It is an awesome little grass, with nice little infloresences. I will plant annuals alternating along the path for contrast. Maybe million bells, or another mounding spreader to contrast the spiky grass. I am sooo excited for next year as this new garden starts to fill in.......
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
It is finally cooling a bit........and the evenings are not staying so muggy & hot! I have not lost a plant yet, but I dread getting my water bill!!
This is the Coleous container combo I planted 6 weeks ago or so. I am so pleased with it, only wishing that the variagated potato vine would start to trail over the lip of the pot.....
Sunday, July 23, 2006still cooking.....and watering daily trying to save new plantings.
Friday, July 21, 2006
104 and Melting!!!I have not been in temps like this often in my life - and definitely ant to keep it that way!! I am totally and c0mpletely miserable!! And my poor gardens! Oh my plants, especially the newer ones - and the Hydrangeas are really suffering. I was able to thoroughly water all beds roday, and am dreading tomorrow already - hotter still is the forecast --- Yuck, Yuck, YUCK!!!!
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Oh My Gosh -- HOT< HOT< HOT!!!!!!!I am sooo very miserable, and several plants are s well! It hit 104 today according to the Weather Channel - ridiculous!!! The plants that were struggling when I got home were the 2 Bluebird Hydrangea in the front yard, and the Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Alice' as well as one of the Endless Summer Hydrangea in the backyard......one of the pink Million Bells was wilty, as well as all the Cimicifuga, the Clethera and the Cleone.......I watered, watered, and watered.....every plant on my property got a nice, full drink this eve. I will do it all again after work tomorrow!
They are expecting 98 Sat, 96-97 Sun....and a few degrees lower each day after! I am so glad we are not going to stay at the century mark for days like they first thought!
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
HERE COMES THE HEATWAVE!!!!!I watched the news just now, then logged on the the Weather Channel.com, and found that the next 5-7 days are gonna be tortuously hot!!! Hot, HOT, H-O-T!!! It will be 96+ tomorrow, 101 on Fri, 104+ on Sat, and back down to 101 Sun, with high 90's Mon, Tues and Wed. I can not even imagine how miserable that will be, and the new plantings....Oh my word, my water bill is gonna be high!! I will be out there before work, at lunch, and after work - water wand in hand!! The container plantings, are simply going to stress out soooo bad! I would give anything to have added ZEBA to the plantings! Next year when I plant the containers, I will add one of the gel products, and Zeba to absorb H2O and slowly make it available to the plant. It is neat stuff, and I didn't know much about it this spring, so I didn't get it. Next year.......
I bought 8 3-cubic foot bales of Black Forest Organic Compost to mulch those new beds. also 2 2-cubic foot bales of Rose Planting Mix, as well as 2 of Hemlock Bark to put in the thin spots of the Living Area in the middle of the Back-yard......as soon as it cools down, I will start spreading and Zach and Michael will finish spreading it all tomorrow. Then when I water, it will stay in the ground, and keep the root zones damp much, much longer....
I also got Muriate of Potash, Aluminum Sulfate to Blue up the Hydrangeas, and several plants --- a new Millet 'Jester', the Agastache 'Tutti-Frutti', a Hibiscus 'Rum Runner', and one of Ashley's favorite plants, the "Sensitive Plant" - it isn't all that pretty, but the cool thing is whenever you touch the foliage of this plant, it "faints", leaves drooping severely as if dead, and emits a faint, foul odor....to keep itself from being eaten as most herbivores do not eat dead foliage. After fainting, the foliage gradually stands back up, touch it again, and down it goes....Playing opossum. It is a real conversation piece....Mimosa something....Cool plant!!
Tuesday, July 18, 2006Getting warmer....80+ today, tomorrow 86+ and then 5 full days at or above 100.....oh my poor new plantings!! I am shading some, heavily watering and mulching others....and will hand water anyone who needs it all thru the heat!
I planted many of the things Zach and Michael dug holes for, and will have to get rose planting mix for the Parks roses.....and more Black Forest Organic Compost......I need a lot of it to mulch all these new beds well. I could have put a skimpy layer on them all. But decided to invest the $$$ and get enough to deeply and fully mulch them all. Why buy rare, expensive, and unusual hard-to-find plants, and then not give them everything they need?? I am off tomorrow, and will go get the planting mix and as many 3 cu ft bales as can fit in the SUV and get it spread before the heat wave hits. Record temps for 5+ days are gonna Stink!!! Oh how I wish I had AC in this house. Must get this winter when sales run!!! No more of this hot house mess!!
Monday, July 17, 2006
Zach and Michael Work sooo hard!!!My sweet Zach and his best buddy Michael wanted to earn some money - so I put them to work out in the garden.....They dug big ol' holes for at least 30 plants.....mulched a ton of garden beds, hauled a bunch of soil for me to the burm area, and disposed of a bunch of garden debris. And all of it for only $100.....any pro I hired would have charged double that! And not done nearly as good of a job as those boys did! I was so, sooo very impressed - they are such good boys!!
Saturday, July 15, 2006It was warm, breezy and about 75 today....PERFECT!! I got so much done today! I re-potted all the e-bay roses....they came in heavy, thick muddy clay with moss on top of the soil. I potted them up in a nice potting soil with some Osmocote and Organics. I used Messenger and Mighty Plant on everything, and also replenished the Osmocote on roses, shrubs, and heavy feeding perennials. Finally dead-headed all my Daylilies....way overdue! I pruned, and dead-headed the roses out front, and used the soaker hoses for a good long stretch on each area. I potted up the Phormium in the big green pot between the lawn chairs, as well as the EE's 'Illustrus' in the big green pot with black veins...opposite of the EE's which are dark black with green veining. I pruned some old flower clusters and some crispy leaves off of the 2 'Summer Beauty' Hydrangeas.....I think the heat and sun was a bit much so soon after planting. They are on a fence that allows good morning sun, a break in the hot afternoon, but on those 90 degree days they still got a bit droopy, wilted and edges of some leaves crisped. I thought of moving them, but the lady at Hydrangeas Plus said once they are established they should be fine.
Lilies are blooming away....Trumpets are first here..'Triumphator', 'Golden Splendor', and 'Pink Perfection' are blooming, but not as well as last year....I will feed them well after blooming, in Fall and again in spring this yer.....hope they are as large, and amazing as last year. Brugs are blooming like crazy. Many roses are pausing a bit after their first big flush....all got Messenger, and Osmocote...might jump-start something. We shall see......
Thursday, July 13, 2006It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon.....after a cloudy, cool morning. I watered everything before work, and spent a couple hours in the garden after work. I re-potted several plants.....the rare Euyonumis, added soil to some others that had settled a bit and were low. I weeded a bit, mulched a couple areas.....and just piddled around.....
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Rain, RAIN, RAIN -- Finally!!!It was such a nice thing to wake up to the sound of gently falling rain!! It was the first day in at least a month that I didn't water in the morn before work, actually slept in, and still raining after work...so I took a day off from the garden and actually went to bed very, very early -- 8:30! Felt great!! One of my Brugmansias is blooming its fool head off -- absolutely gorgeous---and smells heavenly!! I loved the one bloom I had on the other one earlier in the season...this onehas like 8-9 HUGE blooms that are all a lovely shade of peachy/pink and sooo pretty!! I am definitely getting more of these plants now that I have seen what they can add to a garden!! I want some over by the Gazebo!! And I want a double pink.....and a yellow.....and, and, and.....I just wants lots of them!!
Many, many roses in bloom: Distant Drums, Midnight Blue, Rhapsody in Blue, Nicole carol Miller, Bonica x 3, Daybreaker, Dainty Bess, Maria Shriver, Mary Rose, Fragrant Masterpiece, Iceberg Standard, Raspberry Blanket standards, Playboy standards, Wild Blue Yonder, Belle Isis, Puppy Love mini, Moonstone & Roses mini, Lime Sublime, Julia Child, Eden, White Eden, America Cl, Berries & Cream Cl, Soaring Spirits Cl, Westerland Cl, Night Owl Cl, Cabana, Blue Girl, Prince Napolean, Sunsprite, Nicole, Portlandia, Lady of the Mist, Louis Odier x 2, Charisma, Hot Cocoa, Flirtatous, and Frau Karl Dr...??? There may be more, but suffice it to say something new is in bloom almost every day! The Penstemon are all blooming, Many of the Trumpet lilies are fragrant and openeing daily, Cannas are blooming, Brugs, Salvias, Daylilies, Shasta Daisies, Hosta, Geraniums (perennial), and Lavatera. It is a wonderful time in the garden!!
Thursday, July 6, 2006
July 6-11-----What was going on that week in the garden....7-6-06 ***I had today off, so I spent the whole day in the garden. The weather was perfect!! Overcast, breezy, and about 70.......couldn't have been better! I planted the area at the end of the kennel, back by the fence, and it looks really nice! I planted lots of different Ecenaciaea and Penstemon.....2 standard roses will go in there when I can dig those bigger holes, and a beautiful standard Lorepetalum chineses 'Sizzling Pink' which I planted in a big urn shaped container w/ handles....the color blends nicely with the foliage and the pink frizzy flowers will really pop against its dark color! I needed some height in this bed so I also put up a nice wrought iron pole with leaves twining up it and a hook to hold a hanging basket. Adds some nice dimension and interest to the area. I had two of the poles so the other went near the gazebo to draw the eye to the entrance to the seating area. The baskets are planted with pink Calibrachoa, purple verbena, white trailing alyssum, and several other dainty trailing flowers in light pink, purple and white. Very crisp and clean looking!
7-08-06 ***The gorgeous Crape Myrtle I just bought wilted terribly yesterday in the heat, and although I got it watered right away, planted it, and gave it Vit. B starter in H2O....it has some crisped foliage that I will have to clip out. It is such a beautiful foliage plant - even without the gorgeous white flowers - I just feel awful.....but at least it isn't dead as I paid a pretty penny for it as a new variety. The name of it is 'Dark Chocolate' and the foliage is green as it ages but starts out a deep, lustrous burgundy/maroon color and with the crisp, pure white flowers against that new foliage....WOW!!! It is simply a stunner! It isn't a huge Crape Myrtle.....only to 6ft +/-....and about 4-5 ft spread after several years. It is in the middle area of the Triangle bed.....and will have plenty of room to grow up nicley! The unusual Brugmansia in this bed is getting BIG!! And it has a bunch of flowers forming, that are supposed to be eerie parchment grey at first - fading to lovely white with purple rim around the edge... we shall see!
7-9 thru7-11-06.....I mulched all the areas in need of it,and weeded the entire backyard. Every rose, shrub, and tree got Osmocote,,,,and everything will get Messenger soon, probably this weekend. I am also going to water all containers with peters water soluble fert.....I put insect netting up all around the gazebo...much nicer to be out there in the eve now! I re-potted a couple plants that had settled, or just weren't quite right...doing much better now. It is raining to day, a nice break from daily watering!! The hanging baskets on the hanging hooks w/ wrought iron leaves are looking soooo good now! And I like the placement! I fluffed the bark in the living area. Put the fire bowl out and used on a couple cool evenings....LOVE IT!!! I moved the white Eden to the wall by America and Berries and Cream, and planted the real Eden on the other side of the arch...both re doing well, even getting moved in the heat - water, water, WATER!!! All of the standard roses are leafing out beautifully!!! I can NOT believe these plants survived the mailing they got from that company....but they are thriving!!
Tuesday, July 4, 2006
*****The 4th of July******I was sooo busy today!! I planted a bunch of Phormium, several different grasses, a Coreopsis 'Moonbeam', and a Bayberry 'Sparkler' all around the Japanese Maple in bed 4, and it looks really nice. I thought flowers would detract from the soft beauty of the Acer, and the grasses etc....just do the trick!! I love the gentle swaying all those plants do in the breeze, and with all the diff shades I have in there, it makes a nice tapestry of texture and color -- with out taking away from the Maple at all. I will continue to add grasses and similar plants as I find them....
I planted several more containers.....the cool collector's plants I found at Shorty's are now in nice containers that I bought just for them - and they look so much better! I also did a couple of groupings of several pots that looked nice together, and planted with different specimen plants. I am going to be adding several more clusters of pots here and there....to soften some of the places were bark meets gravel, or gravel meets planting bed etc.... It really gives a nice look to these areas and softens them now that there is no lawn.
I will be busy planting many plants in the days to come(with help from family, friends....and my meds..:-( - at least I have help!! I am so thankful!!) -- must remember to catalog them....!!!
Monday, July 3, 2006I planted two of the Freddies containers...the matching blue ones to flank the entry to the living space.....they need to fill in a bit, but I am happy with them! I used similar plants in both, but not exact matches...a couple are different. They will look great soon!! I also planted the red & black 3 plastic pots with the 7 different coleus and the sweet potato vines.....they contrast well with the black and red containers!! These are on the cement slab by the slider and the bar-b-que......looks good and as they fill in....WOW!!! I fluffed the bark in the living space, and took the cultivator over the planting beds as the compost was starting to get e crust that was sheeting water...not good!! The new garden weasel type tool I got is amazing for this application....and way, way easier to use than anything else I have tried. And with a telescoping handle.....Really easy on the back!
Saturday, July 1, 2006I went to Tsugawa's.....and OH WOW!!! I got a ton of cool stuff!! Variegated Rose of Sharon with Purple flowers, a pink/variegated Bayberry, a bunch of grasses, and some really cool Flaxes.....'Sundowner', 'Pink Stripe', 'Yellow wave', and.......another I am forgetting the name of. I will use to break up the clumps of perennials, and in containers...they are such cool colors!! And of course the spiky shape is a great contrast to so many of my plants! They also had containers 33% off so I got four to group together....all in various shades of plum, maroon, blue and purples....they look so good together even without plants in them. One is square, two round and one tall and slender....a neat compliment to each other but not matchy-matchy at all!! I am going to plant them on the 4th since both kiddos are going to be out! A fun day of gardening for Mom!! I also got 2 bags of good organic potting soil, and a BIG bag of Osmocote......
Handwatered back and ran soaker hoses out front....HOT!!!!
Thursday, June 29, 2006I went to Freddies and they had a buy 2 get one free on containers sale....I bought 4 and got 2 for free. 3 were big glazed ceramic pots I have wanted all season, but at the $35 price I balked...but getting them for $20 (after my coupon and the buy 2 get 1 ) was a steal!! I also got 3 of these fiberglass pots that look like stone....really cool...and light to carry .....which for my back is great!! I also got some plants at Portland Nursery.....I can't wait for it to cool down so I can plant! Weeded the backyard a bit...and hand watered.
Monday, June 26, 2006I decided to go with grasses, flaxes, and other foliage plants in the Japanese Maple bed....anything else will only detract from the gentle swaying feeling of that gorgeous specimen tree! I have several I have purchased, and will be on the look-out for more. The flaxes are sooo expensive!! $40+ dollars for gallon or smaller size plants of the neatest colors...I love the apricot/pink/sunset colored ones and will buy them whenever I see them on sale! Hand-watered back yard, and planted a tall, pretty grass in the tropical bed. This bed is finally coming together....since I have never grown a tropical plant in my life it has been a steep learning curve!! 3 Brugs, 2 Cannas(1green, 1red) and a Red Banana.....along with a couple neat Viburnum for early color....and it looks good with the Tiki torch and the reclining, beach chairs......looking quite Island Tropical!!
Saturday, June 24, 2006Pruned the roses in front....many were in desperate need of it!! Gave each bed a deep, DEEP soak with the soaker hoses in preparation for the HOT weather coming. Pruned back many of the Hardy Geraniums out front....most were done blooming, and were so, so leggy and overgrown...really cleaned up those beds to get them cut back. Should get a good late summer/fall second bloom. Took out the rest of the pansies that were melting in the heat. Continued to hand water back yard....
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Working in the new backyard....I've purchased many new plants for the new, totally remade backyard. With all these new planting beds, I finally have a chance to buy many of the new plants I have been wanting, and have really good places to put them. Not just try to find a spot for them when I get home. And with a new garden, planning, and assembling plants in a well thought-out planting scheme is sooo much fun!! I have a tropical bed....a formal rose garden (formal for me...LOL) a conifer/heather bed, and still 3-4 planting beds left for mixed plantings of shrubs, roses, perennials, annuals, bulbs and Japanese maples. I order to catalog plants, purchases, new plantings, progress reports, etc....I am dividing the backyard up into numbered beds....there are 13 beds back here and I will diagram them out and refer to them by number until I get the hang of which is which.....
#1 -- Primarily a rose bed for now...will add more to it later.....behind the gazebo, partial sun (mostly sun) exposure, So far it contains ~~ 'Celestial' , 'Bonica', 'Sunsprite', 'Charles de Mills' 2 grape vines on twisty stakes, 'Adam' , A pear tree of unknown variety, and a pink Pampas grass to separate this bed from bed #2.....There is also a volunteer sunflower I let grow here, it is from the ones I planted last year and I am curious as to which one it will be.....hope it's the darker burgundy one!!
#2 -- Another mostly rose bed for now, this bed is to the left of bed #1, and is just off the corner of the gazebo patio extending to the shed....a very sunny location, and it contains ~~Rhapsody in Blue, Blueberry Hill, Bonica, Daybreaker, Frau Eva Schubert climbing up into a pear tree in bed #1, and one rose with no tag that I got at the Edmund's $5 sale - will try to identify when it blooms. Also in this bed....a Malva of some sort, an Euphorbia 'Robbiae', a Bayberry I can't name, Perovskia, Agastache '??', and an Asian Pear tree.
#3 -- This is the bed in front of #2, running along the path from the gazebo to the shed....This is the Water feature bed as it contains the three blue ceramic pot water feature I made....it is in full sun and contains ~~ Rodgeresia elegans in a pot, Burgundy Lace fern in a pot, 2 Belle de Crecy roses under a Hummingbird feeder, a Black and Blue sage, 2 mini roses 'Moonstone and Roses' and 'Puppy Love', a Hardy Geranium 'Summer Skies', Diasica 'Peach Blossom', Helianthemum 'Sunspot', Nepeta 'Walkers Low', and rose climber 'Westerland'.***** Partially pictured below*****
#4 -- This is the Japanese Maple side of the largest bed.....and so far contains just that ~~ a Japanese Maple....
#5 -- The other half of the #4 bed.....contains a Raspberry blanket Standard rose......
#6 -- This is a long rectangular bed running along the pathway to the gazebo....Full, FULL sun exposure, and it contains ~~ Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard' in a spiral cut, Spirea 'Golden Princess', S. 'Froebelii', S. 'Goldflame', Peony 'Bowl of Beauty', Hemerocallis 'Candy Custard' and H. 'Pandora's Box', Helianthemum 'Peach' x2, H. 'Wisley Pink' x 2, Penstemon 'Thorn',P. 'Raven', P.'Margarita Bop', P.'Wine Kissed',P.'Raspberry Flair', Peony 'Krinkled White', Phygelius 'Crofyway Purple Prince' x 2, P. 'Snow Queen' x 2, P.'Trewidden Pink' x 2, Hibiscus acetosella 'Maple Sugar', Salvia patens x 2, Nepeta 'Little Titch', Roses: Distant Drums, Dainty Bess, Midnight Blue, Cl. Soaring Spirits, Geranium 'Biokovo', G. 'Midnight Rieter, G. phaeum, Viburnum 'Kern's Pink' x 2, Viburnum tomensteum 'Maresii', Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo', Physocarpus 'Diablo Ninebark', Ceanothus 'Dark Star', Philladelphus ??, Hydrangea 'Endless Summer' x 2, Weigela 'Versicolor'........WOW!!!
#7 -- This is the other section of the long #6 bed, divided by the Japanese Snowbell....Full Sun exposure, It contains ~~ Cl. Eden, Rose Cabana, and Cl. Rose 'America'
#8 -- This is the triangular bed at start of the backyard coming off the slider patio.....Mostly sunny exposure, and filling up with plants... :-) This is what it contains: Roses Night Owl, Lime Sublime, Distant Thunder, Standard Raspberry Blanket, Eden Climber on arch, Jude the Obscure, Dahliah's x 2, Penstemon x 2, Campanula medium x 2, Viburnum plicatum 'Molly Schroeder', Acer palmatum 'First Gohst', Helianthemum 'Raspberry Ripple', ..........
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Helleborus orientalis \'The Red Lady\'This is in it's 3rd year.....and loving it's position under the weeping cherry tree in the sun in winter and early spring....then the shade after the tree leafs out. I cut the old foliage off as the new foliage is coming up......and feed it late winter just as it emerges. Many new seedlings are coming up....it ought to be fun to see if any of them are crosses, there is a white one back there with the red one.
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Asian Pear TreeThe Asian Pear Tree is now coming into bloom......
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Entryway BedPulmonaria, Hellebore, Lemon thyme, all under the Lilac....
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Pieris Japonicas 'Forest Fire'These shrubs are in full bloom - and smell wonderful!! I see why they call it the 'Lilly-of-the-Valley' shrub.
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