Introducing the first rose in my garden..a foundling.
I had to call on Glen for this job. It's not impressive now but next year it should be. 20+ stella d'oro daylilies were planted on each side of my hillside stairs to help hold the gravel and make them more finished looking. Pixie is inspecting my work!
I decided to stop fighting this shady area and plant things I KNOW will like it there. I bought the heucherella stoplight (center) at the perennial plant sale in my last post. I have lusted after this in magazines and was oh-so-happy to locate such a nice healthy specimen. It never knew it was transplanted.
I realize many people probably don't realize where my garden is in relation to our house. This might give you some idea. Can you see the red roof of my potting shed and the spring house half buried in the hillside?
Last year it was funny, I had to stand directly over this obelisk to even see my clematis. They have risen to new heights better for viewing this year.
Dont'cha like the little zap of red that the native columbine gives? This good color combo was completely accidental. There is reddish veining in the heuchera if you look closely. It seems that anything looks good against the chartreuse spirea.
And for a parting shot....