In any case .... the crew are finally working on the new side fence ... the sound is rather deafening at times ... a little matter of concrete on the neighbor's side with a flurry of "Oh my god I have to call my neighbor at work to ask her permission to crack the concrete ... which I am sure will add to our bill but it has to be done to have the fence uniform .. BIG sigh!" ...
She is a gem and has no problem with it ... and the beat goes on from there.
To get away from all of that I thought I might post some pictures I took a few days ago .. a new aster "Blue Dragon" really pops in the shade garden .
Eupatorium rugosum or Chocolate Snakeroot for us fans of chocolate anything ?
I have had this plant for a lot of years and no matter what it is a blooming machine every Fall for me.
I have this amazing reblooming Lilac (for which I have to back track in my garden log for the official name .. fingers crossed I can find the name amongst my ramblings ... because this tiny flower that finally got a chance to bloom just about knocked me down ... it overpowered my memory cells and made me think I was back in my childhood when I first caught drift of old fashioned lilacs ... I can't even describe it ... I was totally in awe.
It was introduced in 2013 from Sheridan Nurseries for one of their 100th anniversary specials.
I love it !
Well ... there are some highlights of the back garden .. and the noise continues on towards my fixation on fencing ... aaahhhhh ! it is going to be just right .... I hope ?