Still ... there were some very pretty patterns of frosty ice in the back garden .. lots of bunny beans (which I forgot to take pictures of, along with the little paw prints) we never mind wildlife in the garden, and so much of what I have is there for them as well ... especially in the winter .. they know they can rely on me ?
I think you can actually see some green blades of grass in there !!
Our neighbor decided to get rid of all of her grape vines that shaded her pergola .. I don't know what she is going to do with it now .. I do know that I am volunteering my services in our shared "ally way" where I have the arbor gate .. I want to plant ferns and a few care free, nice looking plants between our houses .. it looks terrible when one person is too enthusiastic and the other is NOT ? .. I think she will go for my plan .. hope so ... fingers crossed ?
My very long "ally" in our garden .. I want to shake it up a bit but the left side is quite full .. I need to put my garden gnome hat on ? and think outside the box for something really interesting to happen here .. watch this spot ?
I needed to include some blue, blue sky with a very brown Buddleja davidii Royal Red
It is a fabulous butterfly bush and we have agreed together, that I might just be doing right by it, after how many years ? .. I think we are fond of each other in fact ! : )
My Karley Rose .. looking disastrous but very normal for this time of year. I was trying to explain to Frances of Fairegarden, after she said she had no success with keeping Karley upright .. that you have to plant a good size obelisk over the young grass .. and use plastic coated, green is a good colour choice of course ? wire, to wrap around the grass and obelisk, to keep it upright or in my mind an almost vase shape .. which does look wonderful .. so it takes a bit of planning .. but it is well worth it !
Finally what looks horrific ... with all the beautiful Hellebore that gardeners are showing off in their gardens .. well this is my poor soul at the moment .. Orientalis .. and truly a beauty when it comes to life .. not only the flowers but believe it or not the foliage is stunning through the rest of the year .. and that is something to be proud of in our HOT HUMID summers .. yes .. we are a location of extremes .. from ice cubes to total .. dare I say it ? .. sweaty beings, holding on long enough to make it to .. wait for it ... it is coming ... AUTUMN !!!! Halloween is almost only 239 days away !!!!!!