Monday, July 13, 2009
Summer Gardens -3
The old reliable trumpet vine bursts forth its red flowers. We trim this back every year, and it springs back each time. Like the water lillies in the next picture, it is more than 20 years old.
The water lillies begin to show. This is a hardy plant that survives a frozen pond in winter (with several inches of ice) in a dormant state. In the spring we do pull the pots, clean and fertilize, and return them to the bottom of the pond.
The wood timber wall in the perennial garden frames an eros boulder, a spreading spruce, bayberry, perennial grass, ferns, and the flowing nicottina plant.. The pasture drifts off to the right and now is used by many deer.
The wet month of June has produced another late harvest of rhubarb. More pies and salads will follow... Yum, yum!