Following the example of some fellow bloggers, I decided that looking through one’s garden experiences from the past year is a great way to begin 2014. So here is a look at my garden through the year. Click on each photo for a larger view.
Glass flowers in the Yucca at a little color in mid-winter.
Seedheads left on an Agapanthus in January.
February finds Viburnum bodnantense ‘Charles Lamont’ in bloom
Trillium kurabayashi in March.
March: Euphorbia ‘Tasmanian Tiger’
July: Painted red, the Chinese bell hanger near the rock garden and parking area.
July: Tadpoles in our water pot kept us intrigued for weeks!
July: Garden art in our herb garden.
July: Dark foliage accents.
July: An exhuberant terra cotta pot with red banana.
May through August: Sprayed with red-orange stain, these IKEA rattan chairs will last much longer.
July: Stained with the same color as the rattan chairs, this Lutyens bench at the back of the garden gets a grand view, especially of lavender.
August: A large banana anchors a corner of the patio.
August: A succulent pot sits amidst a sea of blue oat grass.
August: The glorious Gunnera’s last year. It’s too thirsty and too vigorous, so it must leave.
October leaves cover the now vacant deck.
Temple bells and other fun elements dangle from a copper pipe at the entry to my zen garden.
The tiki sculpture along the driveway in fall glory.
A Little and Lewis raven overlooks the fall “It’s For the Birds” garden.
A view of the garden in fall.