Also known as Flowering Maples, Chinese Bellflowers or Chinese Lanterns
I have been growing these for a few years now due to a gardening friend sharing seeds
but this past year it has really caught the passion for them. I added several new ones and
looking for anyone with seeds that are willing to share.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
to see our gardens. I tried to video but found that the
photos worked best for me. So grab a nice drink and
enjoy!! First, we are a working garden here, where we
test plants for folks that need their species tested before
they are named or released.
This is the east side of the property and where
my husband parks his truck in the gravel area off
the east side of the driveway. I am reworking this
area close to the street. Currently the rose of sharon
is cut back and regrowing. I used to have ribbon grass
in this area and looking for something else to go around
the Rose of Sharon, Lady Di, white.
growing rows of plants on each side.
The new PVC trellis was June's project
and our hopes it giving the clematis
on either side a place to grow.
property. We had to post our property due to the neighbors' kids tossing the ball into the yard and walking into the yard to get the ball. Also we have watch folks being their animals into the area and use the lawns to do their jobs. Our yard has toxic plants so please stay out unless you have made an appt.
and easy to water.
When one passes we try to find something to honor them.
one stood, it was removed after calling in the no dig folks. So glad we did as the power and cable lines were in that area. Yes those are Brugmansia in the buckets, makes for easy moving.
Our favorite area to shoot the yard from the driveway looking into the yard.
Up the walkway you will find the special callalilies of all colors. In front of the wall is several varieties of iris that we have started to cut back.
bananna, and some ground covers. We have
in the past few years been putting Hollyhocks along the fence to cut the glow.
Sorry these photos are dark but it's life out back with the trees that hang clear into our yard to the top of the roof of the house. Two of the trees were removed due to they were split and the mess left in our yard was a four day clean up! They stated the other four will be removed but we aren't holding our breath. These are fir trees with shallow roots, planted to close together and will come down in wind storms.
We have had damage to our fence now three times! We love our privacy fence!!
to the west, so peaceful.
start a lot of the plants due to the shaded area.
It's our son's classic, 1960s Belair. It is covered due to the junk coming out of the trees.
bloom this year.
we are still moving plants out, mid June...it's been that cool. Another rainbarrel that helps keep the temps in the winter month and we water from them! You will also see our new half rain barrel planters on both sides. I'll try to get a better photo of them later.
This is the end of the fast garden tour and we hope you have enjoyed it. If you want a different photo of an area that you see, let us know so we can add more to give you more details.
Again we are a working garden and yes things do spout legs and move here. We usually do a spring sale and have many folks asking for a garden tours. We started giving tours some 6 years ago and that weekend we had over 450+ come tour the gardens in one weekend. We now do tours by appt. only. We do have many folks that drive by and some that walk to the end of the lane to look at the gardens. If time permits I will stop and give a private tour if asked. There is so much to see and several gardeners have stated, "it's great to see certain plants growing here." I do have to warn folks the hummingbirds can really act up so be mindful this is where they come to eat. We are currently dealing with the rabbits that were miss placed when the farm to the south was developed. The rabbits have found that they like what is here to eat!! After over 20 years of no rabbits, we now deal with them.
So if you are in the area and want to tour, let us know! But remember we are a working garden and know what flowers will be blooming that you want to see. We do cut back once they are done blooming and you will see spaces empty when this is done. June 15th the spring bloomers are gone,
Mid July the clematis are cut back, this is also the time the tropicals come out. Fall is the time we take wood cuttings and we are always collecting seeds!
We do special requests for plants but you need to know something take time to root. Any questions please contact.