Today walking around getting a look at the Lilac bush I have had for about 10 years. It was mightly slow growing at first because of it being disturbed from my last house in 2007. I kicked it and knicked the large branches a little and then it took off growing. I read to abuse them a little this way and they will start growing. I believe it. I wonder if it's because it has to heal the bruised areas? Who knows, it worked for me. Smells so sweet. It came from a piece dug from my moms large bush in 2007, so it's sentimental to me to have.
I wished I had planted it further in the yard instead of right at the fence . I have to move it and that will probably shock it into not blooming next year. I really want to plant a fruit tree next to the fence and espelier it ( guess that is what it's called ) like the ones in Williamsburg.
I put these few sprigs of forsythia in this pot two seasons ago and they bloomed of course, but will need to get them out to the wood line for some color. Can't kill these plants.
The tea rose always looks and blooms well this time of year along with the beginning of fall, not so pretty in summer.
pink and white dogwoods
not quite bloomed out yet
a piece of hydrangea I put in this pot meaning to plant for two springs, will probably do it now.
I thought it was dead as I didn't keep it watered last year .
This one is red and I do need to feed it I think.
Surprise! a few plants the moles and voles missed. I am sure they will be back for these.
On a wall in sunroom
azaleas started to bloom
my favorite color
this lavender must be out growing the cylinder pot its in.