Saturday, November 20, 2010
Where we live and love
To us, the front yard is just for coming and going ...
you know...back and forth from work.
It's attractive, but less rewarding to the spirit.
It's the BACKYARD where we live and love,where gardening,
bird watching and a little bit of peace can be found.
This is a taste of what it looks like even in late November.
Sweetspire Itea 'Virginica Little Henry'.
Thinking about getting another one as a gift to the front or side of house.
Really love the fall colors and the unique flowers come early summer.
Toadlily /Tricrytis is wanting to bloom.
Just put it in the ground about 6 weeks ago.
Don't get it... my other Tricyrtis hirta have vanished into the earth.
These Toadlilies get more indirect sun than the others.
Only a few Cosmos are still hanging in there.
Just the common tall orange ones.
Seeds bought at K-marts many years ago.
Knock Out Rose 'Pink Radcor' keeps blooming...new to the garden about 2 years ago.
Constant Deadheading is good idea for these bushes to look spectacular.
I understand the BIG pruning takes place once a year in late winter or early spring.
Still learning about these rose bushes.
Double Knock Out Rose 'Rosa Radtko'.
Hydrangea lacecap is an old hydrangea and not pruned like it should be.
But it's a keeper because it survives in part shade/indirect sun.
Mophead is another Hydrangea for part shade/indirect sun.
Canna 'Pixie'has a few blooms still,kinda crazy for a tropical plant.
Deadnettle/Lamium. If you have part shade...this is a must!
Foliage all year and small flowers are from spring to winter.
Okame Cherry is not really pretty in the fall but considering it's one of only two deciduous trees that we have...it'll do.
The other is Redbud.
Hosta 'Big Daddy'.
I know all the hostas will soon look rotten and mushy but right now
I'm enjoying the yellow that is starting to turn brown.
Sum and Substance.
Peppers are still hanging in there.
A view from the window. Leaves are still falling...early morning.
This is Heaven to me.