Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Few of My Favorites From the Past Year

A lazy Sunday viewing of some of my favorite plants from throughout the past year.


My front sidewalk in late July and early August is a walk worth taking for three to four weeks each summer.

Lily 'Satisfaction certainly gives that.

Creamy yellow white lily has lots of blooms and reblooms, giving the longest and most floriferous show in my garden.

A lot more of these Asiatic lilies are becoming established in my garden. They are worth the space.

'Golden Spirit' smokebush is a lime green in the spring. During the fall show, the leaves turn a golden apricot and seem to glow from within. It is a wonderful addition to my shrub border that also includes a sweet cherry, a pear, and an apple.

Another shrub from my shrub border, viburnum tomentosa.

When my dappled willow 'Hakuro Nishiki' (dappled brocade in Japanese)sends up its new growth, it is a beauty stunner in the landscape.

Two barberries planted for contrast.

Smokebush 'Nordine' showing beautiful coloration of spring foliage prior to blooming.

Green girl cast iron wall hanging rusting into a patina.

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. I wish I had room for a full peony border.

White Asiatic lily with black stems planted en masse at Olbrich Gardens.

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