The vine on the fence is a Kiwi vine that we planted this past Fall. It is really taking off and we hope it survives the summer heat. If it does OK it should fill the fence with a vine and the kiwi fruit. There are two plants together intertwined because they need a male and a female plant to produce the fruit.
In our back yard we planted some trees late in the Fall and they are doing well so far. There is a Papaya, banana in the center back (Dwarf banana) and a Tangerine tree to the right. A Lavender patch is next to the fence on the right.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
homebody, We were posting at the same time, just saw your succulent and Fairy garden! Loving that metal lawn chair, bench and the mushrooms! The stones and the scale of the succulents really work well together!
We do not have any flowers (other than Lavender) growing yet because our first 'stage' or level was the larger plants, now I want to plan out patio stones and activity areas. Then we can plan potted gardens and plants. The most time-taking plants are the larger ones and trees, so I wanted that done first.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
The "mouse" hostas -- mini hostas. Holy mouse ears, blue mouse ears and frosted mouse ears. First saw them last year at the Chelsea Flower Show in England and I was smitten -- the price for five as a package was 90 pounds. I paid $9 each for mine and though that a bit expensive until I got home and checked my photos and saw that $9 was really a bargain!
The herb garden from the patio -- you walk through an arbor to a four bed garden bisected with brick paths. Roses border the garden on two sides, the breakfast room is the border on one side and the pergola is the border on the 4th side.
It's not big but big enough to provide me with herbs all year long and sometimes even into the winter!
Originally posted by Mary Ruth: My Life Vacation, I love the setting on the porch and the shadows where the chair is. The view into the yard is so peaceful and green!
Matches well with your large Avatar flower!
Thanks MR, I do love going out there. My avatar is a pic of my dogwood this spring. It was gorgeous. This pic is what the above far right pic will look like in a few weeks. All easy care perennials.This message has been edited. Last edited by: MyLifeVacation1,
Our neighbor has a Flame bush that is a cool weather bloomer, we see it come to life in the Late Fall and early Spring. I just love the color in the morning when the sun comes up (on our East side) the flowers glow like a flame. For our neighbors, they get the back lighting of the sunset (orange glow in the sky)and that makes the bush become like the fire flame.
Loving your garden and yard My Life Vacation.
Christie, Wishing I could have hydrangeas, I am allergic to them so I can't have them near the house (with our small yard, it would be too close). They have always been my favorite. My aunt used to have a bush in front of her house and I remember them turning a bold purple. She always said it was a secret to have the color so bold, no one figured it out, she wouldn't tell anyone. lol
One of my favorites, the Pee Gee Hydrangea. This picture was taken last summer. It isn't quite in full bloom yet, but will be in a few weeks. I love any and all Hydrangea. They make the most spectacular bouquets for inside the house.
As someone around here once coined the phrase...."Too much beautiful!" That's what I'm seeing here. I have a couple pics on this laptop. I am at our lake cabin now, and I wanted to share a couple pics of flowers from my main home. This is a pic of mixed pots on my front porch. I love creating my own mixed pots each year.This message has been edited. Last edited by: paintlady,