Above is the front yard. The spring flowers are all purple - iris, allium, grape hyacinths. They mix well with the blues of the bachelor buttons and the forget-me-nots. And with the green house with the purple trim and flower boxes as a backdrop makes this art director very happy.
The window boxes on the house are planted with mostly coleus and drippy variegated creeping Charlie. I'm told the creeping Charlie is great for planters and baskets - but to NOT let it touch the ground!
|The checkerboard of concrete pavers and grass came through the winter okay. I did have to reseed the few squares in the back.|
|Rock garden came through winter unscathed. New white hosta in the foreground I bought at the Master Gardener's Plant Sale a couple weeks ago. It came from a friend's garden (thanks Craig!).|
|The channel of violets is screaming!|
|The heuchera (coral bells) surrounding my homemade coral bell copper fountain is VERY content. The colors are great this year and I'm not able to edit, knowing how large (or small) some of them are.|
|The biggest scare was the black cane bamboo. It started the season dead. No green whatsoever. But it is now springing up new shoots from the ground, so it will have some green in it. It was just everything above ground over winter that died.|
|The hypertufa planters I made with sedums and succulents all came though winter fine. The little pine tree iin the top one has been there for three years!|
|The only vegetables we'll do this year. Tomatoes in planters.|
|The small succulent frame is doing just alright. I'll have to add more to make it look better.|
|All the window boxes were filled up with colorful and coordinated annuals.|