Entry to pond area
Passion Flower Vine
Suckers all over the place-
only for a huge yard or large planters.
Ours are in large planters.
Healthy pond covered with vegetation
keeping water cool and algae at a minimum.
Back Yard Patio Retreat
Back Yard Deck surrounded
Spicebushes growing in planters,
resulting in numerous Spicebush Swallowtail Butterflies
flying around the gardens during summertime.
Baby Runner Bean
Hindsight - plant corn two weeks before runner beans
Runner beans looking pitiful -
Light mulch of wood chips and shredded leaves -
A treatment of liquid organic fertilizer for growth
of microbes in the soil -
Much better now.
an edible succulent from India
that grows only in the compost bins
and cracks in the patio in our yard.
If uprooted, it uses the water in the stems to make seeds.
Explains why so many are growing in my compost bins.
Now they are in the raised beds, and I plan to thin them out
and use for living mulch.
Native Tall Bellflower
As the gardens mature,
places for the non-native daylilies
becomes harder and harder to find.
Some go to neighbors, others to the trash bin.
I keep holding onto as many as I can,
relocating them each year.
Michael's and Bryon's Resting Place
in the gardens
Newbie to the gardens -
impulse buy cause no natives were available
that would fit the bill.
I love single flower roses!
Blueberries that the mockingbirds think
I planted for them alone.
It's a war to taste any ripe ones before
they vanish down a birds throat.
Green Eyes Wink - super cute name
Entry to Front Gardens
Nameless Purple Spider Daylily - a gift