THINGS ARE SO GREEN AROUND HERE after a couple of days of heavy rain… well, all that’s missing is the serpent.
I can’t stop taking iPhone snaps of my humble Long Island half-acre, from so many angles you’d think it was the Parthenon. Top, what looks to my eye like a classic border, with the requisite curving path and conical evergreen for structure. The perennial cranesbill geranium is flowering as never before, thanks to a free hand with the Deer-Out. Mustn’t relax my vigilance, especially after such a deluge — which washes the repellent away, despite what the label says. The deer are wily creatures.
See the results of yesterday’s photography walk below:
Plenty of free parking
A new view of my place, from the next door neighbor’s yard. Looks rather sweet from their POV
Above, not my shed. I had gone next door to check out theirs. I’m planning a shed myself, for garden tools and equipment. It won’t be as elaborate as this one. This is practically a guest cottage; if I had such a structure, I’d use it for more than bike and junk storage.
Above, the area where I’ll be putting the shed
Lilies of the valley and May apples at the rear of the property. I’ve helped them out a bit by clearing garlic mustard from this area.
Above, a peony, one of two I planted three years ago, finally asserting itself, maybe to bloom a few years hence.
Something I like: a variegated pieris putting out colorful foliage.
Planted three weigela ‘Bristol Ruby’ by the roadside — still working on that ‘tapestry hedge’ for screening in a light-challenged, deer-challenged area
Dead boxwood and other yard waste, ready for the dump
That delicate sweet woodruff, a flowering groundcover so charming in a shady Brooklyn backyard, became thuggish in this area under the magnolia. I ripped it out by the fistful to prevent it taking over the pulmonaria (spotted leaves, lower right)
Been moving things around… the Korean boxwood just arrived in this corner from nearer the front, where it was outgrowing its space
All is freshened up by the long, much-needed shower. Sun breaking through!