My Christmas Cheer Rhodies are spectacular this year.
We have not had snow to weigh them down although we have had rain and winds.
I've never seen them looking this nice for this long - 26 years.
I will have to get some slug bait out soon although they always win in the end anyway.
A look up to the street. Christmas Cheer Rhododendron forefront. With Redbud in middle with Star Magnolia behind.
In front of the big front window are my sea of Anemones. They look a bit ravaged from the rain today but they are doing their patriotic duty!
My Sasanqua Camellia. My hubby didn't want an espalier or anything attached to the siding. So I created this by training the camellia to stakes with wire so it would be self-supporting. The entire bush can be pulled 'down' for painting.
This year, several birds have taken up residence. I don't know how I'm going to prune it without dislodging them. Another month may see any babies out of the nest when all the new growth goes all over.
And this is my side yard I look out the kitchen window at.
The curve of Hostas at the front of the bed. With two Christmas Cheer rhodies at left, the redbud towards the right with the Star Magnolia too close by. That Star Magnolia was sheered to the ground when we cut down our leaning fir trees and then had the temerity to come back from the root stock AFTER I planted the redbud.
|All that remains of the crocuses/croci|
I have plenty of daffodils after living here for over 25 years. Enough to keep me in bouquets anyway.
I managed to catch a hummingbird outside!
I kind of stopped throwing my flower photos on the blog. I'm much more active on Instagram with those. But Rusty wanted to go in, and then go out, then come back in, then go back out, so I took him for a walk around the yard to settle him down.