I am quite happy with this bed. The plants are filling in nicely and seem to work well together so far. Here is an update:
The full view - the eye lid bed is behind and to the right of the patio chairs.
What you can see is spiderwort, wild columbine, jacob's ladder, bleeding heart, boltonia, and a hint of chamomile.
My few rhodos are out now in full bloom.
A bit bright photo of the azalea Lemon Lights, so here is a close up with a truer colour.
Finally I will show you my once prized rhodo Ken Janeck. I have pulled this dwarf rhododendron out of the ground twice now in an attempt to figure out why it is dying.
This plant is about half its original size and it keeps dying bit by bit. I have chopped off sections of the root ball to no avail. I think it either too root bound (the center is extremely dense) or there is a borer perhaps.
|Flowers from one week ago|
|Flower colour today|
I do not know why it is not dead, it has been out of the ground for two weeks now.
That is a late spring update of the back yard. Next post will be about the work I have given myself to accomplish this spring. Right now I am 70 % done.