|Our first Loquats. There are just a few. Not enough for jam, but I am quite pleased!|
|The Petunias are slowly replacing the fading Pansies. I will pick some
of the Pansies to press.
|The red dots indicate where the spigots are. I frequently
draw out the house/garden layout to determine
light exposure, garden rooms and plant location.
|I had to move this rose bush. She was located at the street level and
was not thriving. I placed her in the Old-Brick Patio garden. She’s full of blooms now!
|In our highly acidic soil it is hard to keep pink or red Hydrangeas
their true colors. This is supposed to be a Lady in Red
|This is supposed to be a pink Endless Summer Hydrangea|
|I am so thrilled with the Helleboros. They began blooming in
February and have remained interesting until now. Their
seeds are just about to drop – I plan to thin these out and to
spread them to other beds.
|A happy Lowes clearance flower!|
|This sweet Clematis came from my brother-in-law’s Farmer’s Market.
It had taken quite a beating while we were painting our house. This
year it is loaded with blooms!
|I was looking for purple Coneflower. The nursery only had red and white.
I took two of each. I think Coneflowers are one of those quintessential
cottage garden flowers.
|I have potted my tropicals and hope they survive overwintering this year!
A great experiment for me.
|The Spiderwort has been with me for a very long time. I found a
gardener on a website who was thinning her flowers. I started
with a small clump – now it is everywhere – love it – but it is invasive!