The garden wasn't really at its best in 2014, as a number of shrubs were damaged or killed by the Polar Vortex. We lost a big rosemary plant in the front garden and had to severely cut back the hydrangea and crepe myrtle shrub in the back garden. I still have some work to do to fill in gaps in the back garden that will continue this spring and summer. The vegetable plot wasn't very productive, perhaps due to the increasing shade from the nearby tree. But we had lots of new garden art, and there were lovely annual flowers. We had some very nice (i.e., not too hot) days and I tried to keep up better with tending and weeding. There were bunnies and butterflies and birds, including a number of hummingbird sightings, which I always find thrilling.
So let's explore the garden, shall we?
|Front garden, west side (Aug 2014)|