Thursday, May 29, 2008

The garden comes into its own

The back bed, on the right side. Mme Berkeley are getting big! The Artemesia brightens up the area.

The center bed fills out nicely!

Close-up of the Canna Pink Futurity, Veronica Speedwell 'Blue Charm', and Daylily (either Barbara Mitchell or Jolyene Nichole)

I love, love my Ellen's Blue Butterfly Bush. You can see Canna Pretoria peeking out behind it; I like pairing orange and blue/purple together for contrast.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

New gardening opportunities present themselves

Look at my grass! Look at my lush looking plants!

Look at the ugly warehouse behind my fence where there used to be trees!
Yeah, the City of Austin cut them down because they were hitting the power lines. I signed something agreeing to let them "trim" the trees, not realizing that meant cutting them down to fence level. I don't know that I would call that "trimming" so much as "butchering".

On the bright side, that area against the fence now gets more sunlight which means...more planting options!