Sunday, June 28, 2015

Random June Moments

One of the planted Copenhagen troughs leftover from the early June sale.  

View of our deck with fig tree.

An order of four troughs ready for delivery.

Tons of texture and color in the small garden by the garage.  Catmints are due for a haircut.

Detail of hesperaloe flower spike.  I brought a piece from the Brooklyn garden nine years ago.  This is the first year that it's bloomed.

Southern magnolia randomly throws beauty throughout June.

The deutzia and the hakonechloa grass are making entreaties across the path to the back garden.

The yellowwood tree (I can't call it a sapling anymore) must be 12' tall now.  I think it's been in three years now.  Maybe it will bloom in 7-8 years.

Annabelle is having her best year yet, probably because of all of the rain.  They aren't called 'HYDRA'ngeas for nothing.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wall of Troughs

This photo shows about a fourth of the troughs that I have in the yard.  These are in the driveway, along the north side of the fence, so they get a little afternoon shade.  The yew, kolkwitzia and hollies are planted in larger hypertufa planters.  Most of the smaller troughs have alpines in them, but there are a few tender succulents and annuals in the photo too.

My brother is visiting for the first time in 9 years and his first comment upon walking into the garden was 'How the hell are you going to get out of here when you move?'

We don't have any plans to move within the next year or two, although we don't plan on staying here much longer. I must admit that moving is always in the back of my mind when I plant a new trough for myself.  When the time comes, I hope it's an orderly evacuation.