Stormy weather climbing rose with bottle tree.
Ramone has kept the climbing rose under good control, can't believe how much privacy it will provide for just it's second year.
I stopped hacking my lavender back in the fall when I do my butterfly bush. I had no idea I was doing it all wrong! Don't know how many I have planted over the years but this one is thriving. It does make a great addition to the smudge sticks, so I will harvest just enough.
How is that for some color burst?
The big pot was under water when I went out to plant my moss rose, so the pansy's were drowning! We have had a lot of rain lately and it just doesn't drain well.
When I tipped the pot to drain the water it inspired me to do something creative with it. I've had the hens and chicks for a while and planted them right by the step. Well that was before I got little Riki and he kept stepping on them and hurting his little feets. So, I dug them up and planted a succulent waterfall. Going to add some more moss rose but I love how it turned out. My back is KILLING me now. Can't even get up to get a glass of water. I love that pot, it reminds me of a witches cauldron.