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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.

1-Yucca-Glass-Flower

Glass flowers in the Yucca at a little color in mid-winter.

2-Agapanthus-Seedheads

Seedheads left on an Agapanthus in January.

Viburnum bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' in bloom

February finds Viburnum bodnantense ‘Charles Lamont’ in bloom

 

11-Trillium-kurabayashi

Trillium kurabayashi in March.

12-Euphorbia-Tasmanian-Tiger

March: Euphorbia ‘Tasmanian Tiger’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted red, the Chinese bell hanger near the rock garden and parking area.

July: Painted red, the Chinese bell hanger near the rock garden and parking area.

14.1-tadpoles-in-pot

July: Tadpoles in our water pot kept us intrigued for weeks!

14-Rooster-Sunflower-Garden-Art

July: Garden art in our herb garden.

15-Dark-Foliage

July: Dark foliage accents.

16-Garden-Pot-Banana

July: An exhuberant terra cotta pot with red banana.

17-Red-stained-wicker-chairs

May through August: Sprayed with red-orange stain, these IKEA rattan chairs will last much longer.

18-Lutyens-Bench-View

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.

18-Patio-View

August: A large banana anchors a corner of the patio.

19-Blue-Oat-Grass-Pot

August: A succulent pot sits amidst a sea of blue oat grass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The glorious Gunnera's last year. It's too thirsty and too vigorous, so it must leave.

August: The glorious Gunnera’s last year. It’s too thirsty and too vigorous, so it must leave.

 

 

 

 

 

Fall leaves cover the now vacant deck.

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.

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.

The tiki sculpture along the driveway in fall glory.

 

 

 

 

 
 

A Little and Lewis raven overlooks the fall "It's for the birds" garden.

A Little and Lewis raven overlooks the fall “It’s For the Birds” garden.

            

A view of the garden in fall.

A view of the garden in fall.

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