Garden,  2009

 

April

 

Planting Day

Bloodwort (aka Red-veined Dock)

 

Hydrangea



 

Succulent Garden

Wild geranium (crane's-bill)

           

Tulips  

 

 

Yellow Trillium

Hops vine (scion of 150-year-old Syracuse vine)

 

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia)

           

 

        H euchera (Coral Bells)                                                                   Dick Albin birdhouse

 

Nandina berries still hanging on

Copper suncatcher

 

 

 

May


Lacecap Hydrangea

 

 

 

 

     Fringe Tree
 (aka Old Man's Beard)

 

 

 

Purple Iris  

 
Watching a very special nest....

 

 

 

June

Passionflower

Gladiolas

Golden Lantana

Daylily  ("Lemon Lily")

Zebra Grass

 

August / September

 

 

 

One of the sumacs dressed for autumn long before his siblings

There's no stopping the zebra miscanthus

Sedum (Autumn Joy)


I love the pokeberry plant in fall, so leave several growing throughout the yard (in tribute to late friend Burton Rogers)

In these parts the "strawberry bush" (Euonymous americanus) is called "hearts-a'bustin'-with-love"

 

 

 

 

The bottle tree has seen better days.

October

 

2006 garden (first year)  2008 garden