Saturday, May 14, 2016

Garden 2016


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. 

1 comment:

Aimeslee W. said...

Wow, that dog is really pampered, lol. Why couldn't he learn not to step on them? Wa-wa-waaaaaa! ;-) Pretty plantings, love the privacy bench. Is your husband's name Raymond? I'm confused! xoxo