Shrubs are my obsession this year. We are looking to create some privacy in our yard.
Always trying to economize, I hunt for discount plants. Free is even better.
The Rescue Boxwood
This beautiful boxwood was thrown into the woods following my neighbor’s landscape renovation.
Today, I couldn’t resist hauling the plant back to my yard and planting it in a front bed. I wonder if the neighbors will recognize their orphan.
The variegated willow (Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’) has become very popular around here. My shrubs are a bit small, so they are netted until they get bigger. Like forsythia, deer will eat young plants and new growth, but not year-old growth.
What Month Is It?
The poinsettia plant is still going strong after six months. Who knew?!
Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum) makes its 2018 debut. Maybe its show is helping the poinsettia feel at home.
The Chives among Us
Chives send up their cheery pom-poms amid the lady’s mantle. It’s doing just fine outside of the garden fence.
I’ve been watching my snap pea plants grow in the garden, getting ready to provide some twining support. Today, I checked on the pea plants and found NOTHING – not a stem, or leaf, or even root anywhere. There wasn’t even a hole! Could this little guy be the culprit?
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