I think I was leaning a little to the left when I took this picture .. or maybe it was the right .. no .. I was not drinking it was mid morning .. I wait till after noon ? wink wink
This is my almost famous shared space that my sweet neighbor lets me have free hand with .. and boy .. have my hands been free .. I keep trying different things out that a plant is in, and out so fast, it doesn't even remember what the heck happened to it ..
One of the major eye sores are the gas meters .. I know we have to have them .. the utility company doesn't let us ride free even for one second .. we won't go there ..
So just how do you cover up an eye sore like that yet allow space for the meter person (unisex just in case) to read the meter ?
I chose grasses .. they take longer to come up and look right but they are free spirits and I can get away with them ... so far ..
Not too bad eh ?
So .. mostly shady .. and the latest change has been moving out the ever popular ostrich fern which can hide a lot of sins to something a little more interesting .. a division of my August Moon hosta .. my first love of hosta .. you can see small Halcyon hosta as well .. that gold blue combo I like .. along with astilbe and my BFF heuchera !! you gotta' love those little darlings right ?
Isn't she gorgeous ? I guess I could have said "isn't HE handsome" ? .. but I like to name or sex most plants as she .. because we are such a soft and yielding type creatures .. yeah ... right !!? Husband could say a lot on that subject .. but he rarely reads my blog so I can say THAT and get away with it .. fo now !
See neat stepping stones I put down for meter-person to STEP on instead of my plants ??
I can't remember if this is Lime Ricky or Key Lime Pie .. if anyone can ID this ruffled lime beauty please feel free ?
Gypsy Dancer was moved from the front garden due to being smothered by growing hosta .. poor thing was gasping one day and I went beet red thinking how could I do that to a plant ?
Now for something connectable to other gardeners .. Linda from Meadowview Thymes was saying how she just recently lost a tag to a new ornamental grass she put in her garden , well guess what Linda .. I went to look for this tag and nope ! can't find it .. I know it is a fountain grass and I know it will dawn on me some time .. soon ? I hope .. or I will find the tag in the garden .. or in the house .. or in this universe some day ? BIG sigh !
Group HUG time ???
Now for a role reversal .. this is "Forever and Ever" hydrangea .. I know it is because who could forget that name ??? yes ... I may not have the actual tag ... BUT .. I know what this is ... really !
So .. Millar our famous stone layer xtrordinair ? is keeping me in mind as he is working very hard on other peoples gardens etc .. for a BIG man made stone to finally set my garden gate/arbor STRAIGHT one day .. the actual weight of 4 vines is pulling it to one side .. so even though it may look straight some days .. it isn't quite there .. this could be a whole book of jokes for me but I am so tired from the heat and watering the garden .. I just have to let it go this time .. go figure .. me passing up that ??
I took this shot because it was like a "secret garden" view for me (Sorry Tatyana of My Secret Garden .. I just had to borrow it ? LOL) .. yes .. I am just one BIG kid !
Cool and refreshing right ? can ya' see my HUGE Sumac looking back at you ???? hehehe