Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekly Front Garden - 05/16/2012

Continuing the catch up...

This picture is a little bit later in the week than normal - I was on vacation on 5/11, and just got back. So lets see how the garden faired in my absence:

The roses are doing really well - and with the red ice plant (Lampranthus spectabilis) taking over the blooms from the purple ones, there's a lot of red in the garden. The mexican evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa) is also starting to bloom.

The ornamental grasses are almost back to their normal height. Looking at this picture, there is an obvious "blank" in my mind - by the corner of the house, right by the window. There used to be a large clump of pink Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) there. It's still there, but I had to cut it back significantly this spring. The backyard garden plan called for some pink Muhly, so the clump was dug up and divided. Sadly, the landscaper separated half the rootball from the remaining plant! It's slowly recovering now, but I can't wait until its back to its full glory again...

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