December 5th, 2016
4 blooms on 1st stalk & 4 blooms on 2nd stalk
Aspidistra 'Milky Way'
Dish Garden ... Rattlesnake Calathea, Aglaonema, Pilea 'Dark Mystery & Nepthytis
Alocasia 'Black shield'
Rhizomatous Begonia 'Iron Cross'
Pellonia & Pilea
Pink Anthurium & Peperomia
One of 5 Amaryllis that are getting ready to bloom. the other 4 are popping up now
Chinese Evergreen w/a new shoot coming up
Grocery store special Begonia
|Philodendron 'Brasil' I Love, Love this plant. I keep cutting from it again & again.|
Philodendron 'Satin' & a geranium "Cissus" behind
|Alocasia 'Black Shield'..Anthurium in the back. I'm shooting through the plastic of my indoor greenhouse|
This Holiday cactus is Coral
a beautiful Begonia...Look at that color
Blue Star Fern
Succulent dish & an Escargot Begonia
Philodendron 'Hope' I believe
Prayer or Maranta and another Nephthytis
Hoya 'Hindu Rope'
Hoya Carnosa Variegata
Draecena 'Janet Craig'
Pothos 'Marble Queen'
Purple Heart variegated
Pteris Fern 'Ensiformis'
I keep it in a glass jar out of the sun
November 4th, 2016
I harvested seeds this morning...I never do this before November 1st. That way they are mostly dry.
Blue Lake Beans
Tomorrow I'll take a walk around & see if I have enough Rose hips to harvest....I have 8 rose bushes.
We suffered a severe drought this summer. I cried when I saw my Verbascum. It's a dead bush. Devastated.
Another death was my Goatsbeard Bush. Another beauty.
And lastly, My Serviceberry.
Looks like I'll be making a trip to 'Gardener's Dream' Nursery...if you're looking for something, you'll find it there.
That's where I purchased the 3 dead bushes.
I had some strange things growing this year...None of which we planted. This is how nature works..
There was a 60-70 ft. Pumpkin vine loaded with flowers.
2 varieties of Morning Glories
3 tomato plants
My Zinnias reseeded themselves.
Cosmos that I planted 5 years ago. it's an annual.
But, my Sunflowers never came up. I have a perennial Sunflower that died I think.
|Ligularia, shade Lover with very large leaves|
|Friendship Rose in front|
|Morning sun in the Shade Garden|
|Shade Garden newly planted|
|One of our Astilbes|
|Big Blue leaf|
|Sum & Substance|
Native Daylilies...tough resilient plant.
|My Mr. grows these, I prefer daylilies.|
These beauties are carefree Daylilies
|Native Pink Honeysuckle, the pink variety is not often seen up here in the north.|
Roughly 16 ft. tall
|Balloon Flower perennial|
|Gorgeous Zonal Geranium|
|4th of July Tomato|
25 yr. old Tree Peony Fuschia colored blooms
|Pink Speedwell, perennial|
Nasturtiums that reseed themselves, annual. Basil behind it.
|Black Spruce~very, very hardy here in zone 5b. compact growth. Montauk daisy planted in front.|
Big Blue next to a 4" post
|Blue Lake variety, delicious|
|"Cha Ching Cherry" petunia|
"Forest Pansy" Redbud
Love the heart shaped leaves
|My Amber Carpet Rose|
Our very old Clematis...have long forgotten its name.
|Clematis out front|
|Native Columbine .. have since put it in the shade garden. We now have 8 of these from one plant.|
Cosmos reseeds itself every year. Annual.
|Our crazy Weigelia...the Hummingbirds love it though.|
Crimson King...I consider this MY tree.
|Dawn Redwood, loves to be wet..very soft & fast grower.|
|Fagus Purpureum, Purple Beech.|
Newly planted 2015.
|Talk about profuse grower, moved this to the shade garden. It came with the property. But planted in the wrong place..|
Fernleaf Bleeding Heart.
My favorite Knock Out Rose we have..Its a double.
May 30th, 2014
|Another Zonal Geranium I overwinter these.|
|My favorite perennial, Verbascum. A very old variety.|
|Zebra Grass clump..we started with 1 plant & now have 7|
|Under the Sycamore out front|
|3 varieties of Calibrachoa & 'Ace Of Spades' Sweet Potato Vine|
|Knock Out Rose 'Cerise'|