garden

HEDGE ROSES

FOTD – July 24 – HEDGE ROSES The roses bloomed bigtime this year despite the rain. But if we’d had just a little bit of sunshine in June or July, it would have been much better. These are the roses from… Read More ›

FOTD: DAYLILY

FOTD – July 16 – Daylily The intense rain of the past month has had unexpected results on our gardens. Plants that usually bloom once are coming back and blooming a second time including the hydrangea. The Daylilies, normally moribund… Read More ›

THE UGLY GARDEN

FOTD – June 18 – The Ugly Garden Terrible things happened to our front garden this year. It has always been messy but this year, it has gone beyond messy into downright ugly. Binding, strangling vines are everywhere and things are… Read More ›

WHY SO LAZY DAISY?

FOTD – June 4 – BLACK-EYED SUSAN Coming this summer, my favorite late wild summer flowers — the Black-eyed Susan. Are these daisies or asters? I always assumed they are wild daisies. And the answer? Well, really — both. Rudbeckia hirta,… Read More ›

AZALEA IN BLOOM

FOTD – May 15 – BLOOMING AZALEA Another beautiful day and some more pictures. This is our azalea. It never blooms, but this year, it’s blooming. I think it’s because the leaves are late coming out, so it got more sun… Read More ›