It’s Photo Friday!


Some current views of the gardens. Photos by buzz.

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

An Eastern Cottontail visits the gardens.
He was well behaved and prefers the white clover and quack grass to the veggie garden.

Jolly Elf tomato flower cluster.

Jolly Elf tomato flower cluster. This is a determinate grape tomato.

California Wonder  Bell Pepper flower

California Wonder Bell Pepper flower buds.

Spiderwort flower. Another perennial native wildflower. This grows 12 to 24 inches tall in sun or shade.

Spiderwort is another perennial native wildflower.
This grows 12 to 24 inches tall in sun or shade.

Japanese Painted Fern. Not a native, but so pretty.

Japanese Painted Fern. Not a native, but so pretty.

columbine_2079

A yellow and pink hybrid Giant Columbine. I don’t remember the variety.

When we had the trees removed from the curb, not only did it open up a bit of sun to the shade garden, it reduced the root mass from the maples. It was always a struggle to get anything established within 3o feet of the trees. We would clear out a space for the plants and by the end of the season, the tree feeder roots would clog it all up again. The perennials could barely hang on for more than a season or two.

Now there are Hostas, Bleeding Hearts, Coral Bells and a variety of ferns that I haven’t seen in several years. It’s amazing that the plants survived and returned.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Elaine on June 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Yay! And, as always, great photos!

    Reply

  2. Posted by bhd on June 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Spiderwort! One of my favorite plants…

    Reply

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